James Comey's Senate Testimony on Trump: As It Happened

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Former FBI director James Comey listens to the committee chairman at the beginning of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington.Alex Brandon / AP

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By Jane C. Timm

Former FBI Director James Comey gave highly-anticipated public testimony Thursday about his interactions with President Donald Trump, accusing the White House of lying to the American people about the circumstances of his firing.

Marc Kasowitz, the president's private lawyer, then responded with a statement contradicting a key part of Comey's sworn testimony — that Trump asked for the former FBI chief's loyalty — and suggesting that Comey himself may have committed a crime by orchestrating a leak of his memos to the news media.

Catch up on all the key moments from the blockbuster testimony below.