Type: Demands LoyaltyJan 27 2017 Severity: Targeted: James ComeyAbout: FBI
Donald Trump demanded former FBI Director James Comey pledge his loyalty to him during a private dinner less than a week after Trump's inauguration. Comey refused and simply pledged to always be honest with Mr. Trump. Trump didn't accept that at first and brought the issue up at least twice more during the dinner. Trump rephrased his request, and asked for Comey's 'honest loyalty' instead, to which Comey finally agreed. Months later after Comey was fired by Trump, Comey swore under oath during a Senate hearing that Donald Trump did, in fact, ask him to pledge his loyalty.