Fellow Republicans press Donald Trump about Comey tapes
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 14, 2017,
Jun 14, 2017, 18:00
House and Senate investigators fired off a series of requests after former FBI Director James Comey's testimony, seeking memos of his private discussions with President Donald Trump and any records the White House kept of their discussion - including audio recordings. "There's no ambiguity in it", Trump Jr. said on Fox News" "Justice with Judge Jeanine".
Trump says that he never asked Comey for a pledge of loyalty and never told Comey he hoped the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn would go away.
Our billionaire president knows what to say or do when he's making a business deal or running a big business.
Republican Representative Mike Conaway and Democratic Representative Adam Schiff said they had also written to Don McGahn, the White House counsel, and asked him whether White House recordings or memos of Mr Comey's conversations with Mr Trump exist.
Following former FBI Director James Comey's blockbuster Senate testimony, Sen.
"I am not hinting at anything", Trump said, twice declining to elaborate. "He gave his notes to a Columbia law professor because he wasn't man enough to give the notes directly to the media when he wanted them out to the media", Lewandowski told NBC's morning show "Today".
Mr Comey would not say whether he thought Mr Trump tried to obstruct justice, leaving that determination to Mr Mueller.
In a Capitol Hill hearing room, the astonishing tableau unfolded of a former FBI director accusing the White House of "lies, plain and simple" and asserting that when the president suggested dropping an investigation into his former national security adviser, "I took it as a direction".
Despite all the "screaming and allegations" that were raised during the hearing, the expert thinks that Trump is not going to be impeached anytime soon.
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.
"One hundred per cent", Mr Trump said.
Shortly after he fired Comey in May, Trump tweeted "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"
Comey's high-profile testimony also has turned part of the spotlight on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is expected to be questioned about Russian Federation next week when he appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee.