BREAKING: Trump Demanded 'Loyalty' Pledge from FBI Director Comey During Private Dinner

BREAKING: Trump Demanded ‘Loyalty’ Pledge from FBI Director Comey During Private Dinner

Comey And Trump Had Private Dinner A Week After Trump Took Office

A mere week after Donald Trump took the oath of office and became president, he bid then-FBI Director James Comey to the White House for a one-on-one dinner.

Comey was hesitant to attend, especially because of the ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties. He didn’t want to appear to be on friendly terms with Trump. However, as FBI director, he also felt as though he should meet with the president, and so he went.

Once there, President Trump demanded a pledge of loyalty from James Comey. And the FBI director refused.

After declining to make a pledge of loyalty, the director assured the president that he would always be honest with him, but apparently that wasn’t enough for Trump. According to accounts shared by Comey to several of his associated, President Trump asked him again, later in the dinner, for his loyalty, saying that he needed it.

Comey again responded that he would give Trump his honestly, but could not pledge his loyalty. Trump, desperate for comfort, pressed the director for “honest loyalty,” to which Comey told him, “You will have that.”

In retrospect, the former FBI director now believes this dinner, held back in January, ultimately led to his downfall at the hands of Trump – a man who has always considered the loyalty of his employees to be key to their own success.

White House Pushes Back Against Comey

The White House says this is not correct. Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee refuted it on Thursday, stating that it wasn’t believed to be “an accurate account.” She added, “The integrity of our law enforcement agencies and their leadership is of the utmost importance to President Trump. He would never even suggest the expectation of personal loyalty, only loyalty to our country and its great people.”

However, the recently fired FBI director described Trump’s repeated request for a loyalty pledge to several people, long before he was dismissed by Donald Trump.

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Trump, for his part, insisted in a recent interview with NBC that, “regardless of recommendation I was going to fire Comey.”

“In fact, when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story,” Trump stated.

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