White House spokeswoman Sanders vehemently denied President Trump is a liar. She told reporters during the White House press briefing:
"I can definitely say the President is not a liar, and I think it's frankly insulting that question would be asked," spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters during an off-camera briefing at the White House.
“I’ve heard from countless members of the FBI that are grateful and thankful for the president’s decision,” Sanders said, telling a reporter that she and acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe “may have to agree to disagree.”
“Again, I’ve heard from multiple individuals that are happy about the president’s decision and I know that it was the right one,” she said. “I believe that most people of the people that we’ve talked to also believe it was the right decision.”
In his testimony, Comey said explicitly said Trump lied twice, and contradicted multiple claims made by the president about of the nature of their relationship.
Comey opened with a statement saying;
"The administration chose to defame me and, more importantly, the FBI by saying that the organization was in disarray, that it was poorly run," Comey told a rapt hearing room.
"Those were lies, plain and simple," he said.
Comey then said he began to take detailed notes about his interactions with Trump because he was concerned about the president's struggles with the truth. He said he did not feel the need to do this with George W. Bush or Barack Obama, but President Trump was different.
“I was honestly concerned he might lie about the nature of our meeting, so I thought it really important to document.”
“I knew there might come a day when I might need a record of what happens, not only to defend myself but to defend the FBI and our integrity as an institution and the independent investigative function,” Comey said.