Comey Makes Stunning Statement on Trump’s Trustworthiness: ‘I Was Honestly Concerned He Might Lie’

At Thursday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, former FBI Director James Comey made a remarkable statement about his assessment of President Donald Trump‘s trustworthiness — or lack thereof.

In response to a question from the Committee’s vice chairman Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) about why he felt compelled to document his interactions with Trump, Comey offered these stunning comments:

“I was honestly concerned he might lie about the nature of our meeting. So I thought it really important to document.”

The fired FBI Director added that his dealings with Trump’s two Oval Office predecessors did not require such documentation.

“As FBI Director, I interacted with President Obama,” Comey said. “I spoke only twice in three years and didn’t document it. When I was deputy attorney general I had one one-on-one meeting with President Bush about a very important and difficult national security matter. I didn’t write a memo documenting that conversation either. Sent a quick e-mail to my staff to let them know there was something going on. But I didn’t feel with President Bush the need to document in that way.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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