Trump on Comey: 'No collusion. No obstruction
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 15, 2017,
Jun 15, 2017, 14:41
Comey testified that Trump told him, in a private Oval Office conversation on February 14, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go".
U.S. President Donald Trump is accusing former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey of perjury, saying Comey did not tell the truth in his congressional testimony under oath on Thursday.
Asked on Friday if he would be willing to go under oath to give his version of his interactions with Comey, Trump replied, "100 percent".
Sacked FBI chief Comey delivered his bombshell allegations at a Senate hearing Thursday, saying in his sworn testimony that he had asked a "friend" identified as a Columbia University law professor to release a memo of his conversations with the president to the press.
"Yesterday showed no collusion, no obstruction", Mr Trump said in reference to the twin controversies dogging his administration - accusations that his aides colluded with the Russian effort to tilt the vote, and that he sought to block the related Flynn probe.
Earlier in the day on Twitter, the Republican President claimed "total and complete vindication".
"I think he abused power", said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. While disputing Comey's testimony, Trump castigated the entire hearing as "just an excuse" for Democrats to blame their election loss on a false narrative about Russian Federation.
"Well, I didn't say that". "I ll tell you about that maybe sometime in the near future", he said.
The House requested Mr Comey and the White House provide the records, including tapes if they exist, by June 23. "I'll tell you about it over a very short period of time", he said.
President Donald Trump called fired FBI Director James Comey a "leaker" but didn't directly call him a liar today.
"So he (Comey) lied about that?" Mr Trump tweeted in his first comments since Mr Comey appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. "You're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer".