Stand up for facts and support PolitiFact.

Now is your chance to go on the record as supporting trusted, factual information by joining PolitiFact’s Truth Squad. Contributions or gifts to PolitiFact, which is part of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Poynter Institute, are tax deductible.

More Info

I would like to contribute

James Comey testifies before Senate about Trump, Russia
Lauren Carroll
By Lauren Carroll June 8, 2017
Katie Sanders
By Katie Sanders June 8, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee about his interactions with President Donald Trump before Trump fired him.

In his opening remarks, Comey said he understood that the president can fire an FBI director at any time, for any reason, even though Congress initiated a 10-year term for the position. However, Comey said, he grew "confused and increasingly concerned" about his dismissal after shifting explanations from the White House.

Notably, Comey flat-out called Trump's characterization of the FBI in chaos under Comey's watch "lies, plain and simple." 

Sign Up For Our Weekly Newsletter

Our Sources

See fact-checks.

Browse the Truth-O-Meter

More by Lauren Carroll

James Comey testifies before Senate about Trump, Russia