WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida congresswoman says White House chief of staff John Kelly lied when he said she took credit two years ago for securing funding for an FBI field office in south Florida.
Rep. Frederica Wilson says in an interview with CNN on Friday that she wasn’t in Congress in 2009 when the money for the building was secured.
Wilson says she named the building at the request of then-FBI Director James Comey.
She says Kelly “needs to stop telling lies on me.”
Kelly denounced the congresswoman at a White House briefing on Thursday after she publicly criticized President Donald Trump’s comments during a phone call with the widow of a fallen soldier.