Trump Tweets Comment On Comey's Explosive Testimony
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 10, 2017,
Jun 10, 2017, 10:44
President Donald Trump says he's been vindicated and is deriding James Comey as a "leaker" after the fired FBI director accused him of lying and trying to quash an investigation into a former national security adviser.
"I asked - the president tweeted on Friday after I got fired that I better hope there's not tapes", Comey said. Trump tweeted in his first comments since Comey appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.
President Donald Trump didn't tweet during former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's Senate Intelligence Committee testimony on Thursday - it appeared the president let his son handle the tweet-storms - but Trump broke his silence early Friday, claiming Comey's performance was "complete vindication".
Mr Comey admitted in his sworn testimony that he had asked a friend to leak notes he kept detailing his meetings with Mr Trump to a reporter.
Trump continued to be coy about the possibility of there being recordings of his conversations with Comey, which he has suggested previously.
"I take the President at his word that I was sacked because of the Russian Federation investigation", he said.
Trump, however, insisted that he never asked Comey for his loyalty, as Comey stated under oath in his congressional testimony.
President Donald Trump on Friday denied bombshell revelations by former FBI Director James Comey, offering to testify under oath on the matter. "You're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer". "And I then said, 'You'll always have honesty from me, ' and he said, 'Honest loyalty.' And then I acceded to that as a way to end this awkwardness".
Comey's testimony added fuel to critics' accusations that Trump's actions around the Russian Federation probe might have amounted to obstruction of justice.
Legal experts questioned whether Mr Trump's private encounters with Comey could be considered privileged. "I hope you can let this go", Mr Comey reported the President as saying in a February 14 meeting.