Trump willing to testify under oath on Comey
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 15, 2017,
Jun 15, 2017, 13:28
"We were very, very happy, and, frankly, James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said, and some of the things that he said just weren't true", he said.
Asked if he would be willing to go under oath to give his version of the interactions with Mr Comey, Mr Trump replied, "100 percent".
Lewandowski also slammed Comey for his admission during the testimony that he did not stand up to former Attorney General Loretta Lynch in 2016 when she suggested he not refer to the Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonLewandowski: Comey has "zero credibility left" OPINION: Trump wins legally but loses politically in Comey hearing Trump claims "total and complete vindication" from "leaker" Comey MORE email probe as an investigation when testifying in public.
Comey, fired by Trump last month as Federal Bureau of Investigation head, gave the account in sworn testimony to a Senate panel on Thursday.
With a single tweet, Mr Trump also castigated Mr Comey for giving an account of his conversation with the president to a lawyer who shared it with a news outlet.
They come after Trump bashed Comey on Twitter Friday morning, accusing him of perjury.
James Comey has really fired the floor by releasing statements about President Donald Trump and the Russian Federation investigation.
Following former FBI Director James Comey's blockbuster Senate testimony, Sen. When I hear the Flynn comments, you know my father a long time, when he tells you to do something, guess what, there is no ambiguity in it.
Looks like Comey will have a long run against fighting off Trump's lawyer, who have flatly denied two of Comey's key claims - that the president put pressure on him over Flynn and demanded his loyalty.
Trump fired Comey in May, setting off a series of events that eventually led the career law enforcement official to sit before senators on Thursday.
A number of legal scholars disagree with Kasowitz's assessment, including John Dean, who served as White House counsel in the Nixon administration.
Republican Mike Conaway and Democratic Representative Adam Schiff, said they had also written to Mr Comey with the same request. I'm not going to say I want you to pledge allegiance.
Mr Comey told the Senate panel he took meticulous notes of each meeting or conversation he had with Mr Trump because "I was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting, and so I thought it really important to document".
The Russia issue has cast a shadow over the early months of Mr Trump's presidency.