Trump and the GOP f ire back
Highlights from the James Comey hearing and reactions from across the political spectrum.
President Trump sounded a defiant note in a speech delivered even as former FBI Director James B. Comey, in testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, was accusing him of lying.
“As you know, we’re under siege, you know that, but we will come out bigger, better and stronger than ever,” Trump said in an address to a Faith and Freedom Coalition gathering in Washington.
Trump cast his political enemies as “entrenched interests” trying to thwart the agenda he promised during the campaign.
“They will lie, they will obstruct, they will spread their hatred and their prejudice, but we will not back down from doing what is right,” he said.
“We know that the truth will prevail,” he said. “That the good, decent people of this country will get the change they voted for and that they so richly deserve.”
He added: “Nothing worth doing ever came easy. We know how to fight better than anybody, and we never give up. We are winners and we are going to fight.”