Ex-FBI chief James Comey told Congress that the Trump administration's comments about him and the FBI were "lies plain and simple". Mr Comey told a Senate committee they were wrong to denigrate the agency and its leadership.
He was also "confused" by the "shifting explanations" for his sacking, which came as he led a probe into any links between the Trump campaign and Moscow. Mr Comey said Mr Trump had repeatedly told him he was doing a "great" job. But he added he understood the president has the right to fire an FBI director at any time.