Trump Offers to Testify That Comey Committed Perjury
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 13, 2017,
Jun 13, 2017, 12:39
Among his disagreements with Comey, Trump said he never asked Comey for an oath of loyalty. "I'm not going to say I want you to pledge allegiance", Trump said. And the President of the United States is saying, "you're going to be a witness against me?" Would you be willing to speak under oath to give your version of those events?
President Donald Trump called James Comey a "leaker" on Friday, the day after his former FBI director accused him in a U.S. Senate hearing of lying and trying to quash an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Comey said it should be special counsel Robert Mueller's task to determine whether Trump had obstructed justice, and therefore, had opened himself up to possible impeachment proceedings, keeping the allegations on Russian Federation in mind.
With a single tweet, Trump also castigated Comey as "a leaker" for giving an account of his conversation with the president to a law professor who shared it with a news outlet. He also told reporters that he will talk about the tapes he allegedly has of him and Comey "sometime in the very near future".
Trump concluded his team emerged "very happy" after Comey's testimony.
Another asked: "Are there tapes, sir?"
Regarding Qatar, home to USA military facilities and a diplomatic imbroglio with its Gulf Region neighbors, Trump said, "We ask Qatar and other countries in the region to do more, and do it faster". Richman confirmed Thursday that he was the friend Comey testified who had discussed the memos with the press.
Trump's private attorney, Marc Kasowitz, seized on Comey's admission that he had orchestrated the public release of the information. And yet, what came apart this morning was that theory-two regards: the President said, according to the written testimony of Mr. Comey, "Go ahead and get any satellites in my operation and nail them".
A friend of Mr Comey's is also being asked to hand over memos the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief gave him.
President Donald Trump on Friday said he's "100%" willing to testify under oath about what was said in his meetings with former FBI Director James Comey.
"That is a very big deal", he said, "and not just because it involves me".
Standing with the president of Romania, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partner, Trump at last confirmed his commitment to the alliance's mutual defense pact, Article 5, uttering words he deliberately did not say when he spoke at NATO's gathering in Belgium last month. "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication", Trump wrote, suggesting that Comey had committed perjury. And he said multiple times that he choose to take detailed notes about his interactions with Trump because he anxious the White House and President would lie about them if he didn't.
The President last formally took questions on May 18, when he held a bilateral news conference - similar to the one that will happen Friday - with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.
House Intelligence Chair Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) and ranking Democratic member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) have worked to establish themselves as the leads in the House on the investigation into the White House's possible ties to Russian actors.