Former FBI candidate: Trump never asked me to “pledge loyalty”

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When his name was on the list as a possible pick for FBI director, former Sen. Joe Lieberman stated on Wednesday that he was never asked to give a loyalty pledge.

During former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony in front of lawmakers on Thursday, he is expected to say that Trump told him in January: “I need loyalty; I expect loyalty.”

Although the statement is said to have been misconstrued by Comey, critics say that if Trump really did ask for loyalty, that would be inappropriate.

Lieberman said that Trump never requested loyalty from him. “I can say he did not make any demand like that at all. … In fact, you might say the contrary,” he said on CNN.

On the other hand, Lieberman called Comey’s assertion that Trump asked him not to pursue an investigation into former national security adviser Mike Flynn a “most serious allegation,” adding, “The President, I presume, will say that he never said anything like that.”

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