Comey: ‘I Got The Sense’ My Job Depended On If I ‘Demonstrated Loyalty’ (VIDEO)

Fired FBI director James Comey is sworn in as he prepares to testify about a series of conversations with President Donald Trump, before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017. Comey alleges Trump repeatedly pressed him for his "loyalty" and directly pushed him to "lift the cloud" of investigation by declaring publicly the president was not the target of the probe into his campaign's Russia ties.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Fired FBI Director James Comey on Thursday said he “got the sense” in a January meeting with President Donald Trump that his job security would depend on whether he “demonstrated loyalty” to Trump.

“Looking back, did that dinner suggest that your job might be contingent on how you handle the investigation?” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) asked, referring to the FBI’s investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, which Comey said Trump asked him to quash.

“I got the sense my job would be contingent upon how he felt I conducted myself and whether I demonstrated loyalty,” Comey replied. “But I don’t know whether I’d go so far as to connect it to the investigation.”

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