According to Benjamin Wittes, a longtime friend of James Comey, the former FBI director said that infamous hug at the White House “disgusted him" because he felt it was calculated to show closeness between the two men that didn't actually exist.
“Trump fired Jim Comey because the most dangerous thing in the world, if you’re Donald Trump, is a person who tells the truth, is dogged, you can’t control, and who is as committed as Comey is to the institutional independence of an organization that has the power to investigate you,” Wittes told the NewsHour’s William Brangham.
Watch Wittes describe the moment below.
'Trump fired Comey because the most dangerous thing in the world, if you're Trump, is a person who tells the truth.' pic.twitter.com/QWjRbDo3Mf— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 19, 2017