Washington( CNN) James Comey defended releasing his memoes detailing his conversations with President Donald Trump Wednesday in a CNN town hall, adding that he doesn't believe he broke the law.

“I don't, ” Comey added. “In fact, I think he's just inducing stuff up.”

The live town hall hosted by CNN's Anderson Cooper on Wednesday comes amid the former FBI director's media blitz to promote his new book and a series of high-profile clashes with Trump.

Comey gets real in CNN Town Hall