AP FACT CHECK: Assessing Trump's self-defense in Comey drama
Jun. 10, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving aggressively to defend himself in the aftermath of James Comey's testimony to the Senate.
As he does so, AP Fact Checks find that some of the president's claims rest on shaky ground.
For example, Trump says he was vindicated by the fired FBI director's remarks. But Comey offered no such judgment.
Trump also says he hardly knew Comey — at least not well enough to have asked Comey to pledge his loyalty.
It turns out Comey had many more encounters with Trump in a few months than he'd had with President Barack Obama over three years.