Former FBI Director James Comey on Monday rejected President Trump’s characterization of him as a “liar” and a “leaker, telling Axios in an interview that he never leaked classified materials while running the agency.
“I never leaked in office,” Comey said while adding that leaks and media coverage from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation should be looked at skeptically.
In the wide-ranging interview with Axios, Comey went on to reject claims from Republicans and right-wing critics of a “Deep State” conspiracy within the U.S. intelligence community working to defeat Trump.
“There is no Deep State, but there is a deep culture and commitment to the rule of law” running through the intelligence community and military, Comey said.
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