President Trump Calls James Comey 'Cowardly' in Early Morning Tweet
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 13, 2017,
Jun 13, 2017, 2:30
President Donald Trump aimed a Sunday tweet at ousted FBI Director James Comey, calling him a "cowardly" leaker, as fired Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara recounted what he saw as parallels between his contacts with Trump and those Comey testified about on Thursday.
"I'll tell you about that in the very near future", Trump said on Friday during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden.
Schumer said Trump could "clear up that cloud" surrounding his presidency by testifying or publicly releasing tapes he alluded to recording his interactions with Comey.
"I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible". Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!'
United States correspondent Richard Arnold told Mike Hosking Trump rejects those allegations.
Mr Comey delivered scathing testimony a day earlier in a highly anticipated Senate hearing, saying Mr Trump had sought to derail a probe into one-time national security adviser Michael Flynn - at best, a political miscalculation, and at worst a criminal obstruction of justice.
On Friday, Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski criticised Comey as not "man enough" for having leaked the memo via his friend rather than doing it himself.
Mr Comey did not confirm that he believed he was sacked to prevent the investigation, but he said accusations that the FBI was in disarray were "lies, plain and simple". Trump said in a tweet last month after Comey was sacked.
But Donald Trump Jr. - the president's eldest son - seemed to confirm Comey's version of events in a Saturday interview on Fox News as he tried to emphasize the fact that his father did not directly order Comey to stop investigating Flynn. Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he kept written records of his meetings because he was "concerned that he [Trump] might lie about the nature of our meeting so I found it important to document". But she said this "doesn't eliminate the possibility that there was a misinterpretation" of Trump's words. "And there'd be nothing wrong with it if I did say that, according to everybody that I read today, but I did not say that". "But I did not say that".
"It keeps persisting, so it's time to put an end to this", she said.
To the committee on Thursday, Comey implied that Sessions may have more links to Russian Federation than have already been established.
"There is an opportunity to look at the law with respect to obstruction of justice, to hold a hearing, and also to have those relevant people come before the judiciary committee", said Feinstein, a member of both panels.