Corey Lewandowski: When Trump asked Comey to pledge his loyalty, he meant "loyalty to the country"

Corey Lewandowski: When Trump asked Comey to pledge his loyalty, he meant "loyalty to the country"

Tucker Carlson: "You'll get no disagreement from me."

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From the June 7 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:

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TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): So, you just heard Congressman Swalwall bring up almost first thing this statement from the former FBI director that says President Trump asked for his quote, "loyalty." Now assuming that's true, why would the president ask for loyalty from an FBI director? What does that mean?

COREY LEWANDOWSKI: Look, what the president asked for was loyalty to the country, and loyalty to make sure that the American people have the justice system that they want. That's not unheard of, that's not uncalled for. What the president asked for as a president-elect, was to develop a rapport with the incoming FBI director. If you read the statement that the FBI director, what he said was in his entire tenure he had two conversations with Barack Obama when he was the president of the United States. One was to simply say goodbye. And in the time that President Trump has taken office, from the time he was the president-elect til the time Jim Comey was fired for not performing his job well he had nine separate conversations with the president and multiple meetings. The difference is this president is hands-on, wants to make sure the best Justice Department available, and he made the decision as the commander in chief to relieve a person from duty who was no longer capable of running the FBI. 

CARLSON: Well that's for sure, and you'll get no disagreement from me, by the way, privately from a lot of Democrats, that Comey was out of control because he was.

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