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President Trump says he's not a crook

Former FBI Director James Comey called out the Trump administration for lies during his testimony before the Senate on Thursday and President Trump has had no trouble lobbing the accusations right back. But White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders' declaration Thursday that she "can definitively say the president is not a liar" had the weight of words that might come back to bite the White House, some people observed:

"Such protestations from any White House are never a good thing," Politico points out, adding: "See Richard Nixon's, 'I am not a crook,' and Bill Clinton's, 'I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky,' just for starters."