Trump dismisses 'leaker' James Comey's version: 'I didn't say that'
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 16, 2017,
Jun 16, 2017, 2:39
President Donald Trump told reporters Friday that he would never demand a pledge of allegiance from anyone.
Trump lashed out at Comey, dubbing him a "leaker" for indirectly providing reporters with the contents of his memos summarizing their private conversations in the weeks before he was sacked.
"Well, I didn't say that", Trump said.
Speaking with family friend and Justice host Jeanine Pirro, Trump's eldest son seemed to unintentionally confirm the version of events Comey gave during his senate intelligence committee testimony on Thursday.
Outraged Democrats argued that Comey had laid out all the elements of an obstruction of justice case, even as Democratic leaders tried to tamp down calls for impeachment coming from some liberals, including some members of Congress. Chances that Republicans themselves would initiate or even consider impeachment proceedings were zero, and that will change only if the Justice Department special counsel on the case, Robert Mueller, delivers a verdict they can not ignore whenever his investigation concludes. "He said that he wasn't under investigation and indeed that was verified".
While disputing Comey's testimony, Trump castigated the entire hearing as "just an excuse" to blame their election loss on a false narrative about Russian Federation.
Special counsel Robert Mueller must proceed to do his job.
"And there would be nothing wrong if I did say it according to everybody that I read today, but I did not say that". "I'm very anxious about his fitness".
"He said those things under oath", Karl told the president.
Finally he did allow a reporter to ask him a question about the Comey testimony, specifically about telling Comey he "hoped" he would let the Russian Federation investigation go.
The committee also has asked Comey for any notes or memos that he has which would detail the handful of discussions he had with Trump. "I'll tell you about it over a very short period of time".
Mr Trump also didn't rule out the broad hint he dropped in one of his tweets that there might be audiotapes of his White House conversations with Mr Comey.
Separately, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence announced they had made two requests for evidence themselves - one to Comey and another to White House counsel Don McGahn.
"No collusion. No obstruction", Trump said Friday.
Just what is President Trump trying to hide? "I will tell you that I didn't say that".
"It crossed a boundary that the president should not have crossed".
Trump's Twitter account had been quiet throughout Comey's testimony accusing the administration of spreading "lies".
During nearly three hours of statements Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey described himself as "stunned" by Trump's "very disturbing" and "very concerning" behavior in several of their meetings. I mean, I will tell you I didn't say that.
The leaders of the House Russia investigation, Reps.
"Sure", Comey answered, "but it would have been many months later or a year later".