FBI Director: Trump Has Not Asked Me to Take a ‘Loyalty Oath’


FBI Director Christopher Wray told Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler (N.Y.) on Thursday that President Donald Trump has not asked him to take any loyalty oaths since he was confirmed by the Senate in early August.

Nadler, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, asked Wray several questions during a committee hearing about his interactions with Trump and the president's criticism of the bureau on Twitter.

"Has President Trump ever asked you to sidestep the chain of command and report directly to him?" Nadler asked.

"No," Wray responded.

Nadler then referenced former FBI Director James Comey's congressional testimony in June, when Comey said Trump told him that he needed loyalty from the former FBI chief at a private White House dinner back in January.

"I have never been asked by the president to take any kind of loyalty oath," Wray said. "My loyalty is to the Constitution, to the laws of this country, and to the good men and people of America."

Cameron Cawthorne

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Cameron Cawthorne is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2013. Prior to joining Free Beacon, Cameron was a Legislative Assistant in the Virginia General Assembly and a War Room Analyst at America Rising.

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