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James Comey Lied and I'll Testify to That Under Oath — Trump

Orlondo Matamoros | Junio 10, 2017, 19:46

A congressional committee wants to know if the White House did indeed keep tapes of President Donald Trump's private conversations with James Comey, the former FBI director who testified in the Senate this week. The former bureau chief said he interpreted that as a direction to drop it, and that he believes he was fired for refusing to do so.

Commentary from Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera, who slammed Comey as "just another Washington insider" and discussed the legal implications of his move to share the contents of his memos.

"No collusion, no obstruction. he's a leaker".

The House panel requested if the recordings exist that they be submitted by 23 June. I mean, think of it.

"Well, I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future", Trump said, according to the AP. Pressed on the issue, he said the media would be "disappointed" when he revealed the answer.

"I hardly know the man, I'm not going to say I want you to pledge allegiance".

Trump's private attorney, Marc Kasowitz, seized on Comey's admission that he had orchestrated the public release of the information.

"We also were aware of facts that I can't discuss in an open setting that would make (Sessions') continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic, " Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday.

KARL: So he lied about that?

It feels like James Comey's testimony happened two months ago. "And that's just what we did".

Trump had stayed unusually quiet on Thursday, refraining from weighing in on the testimony either in person or on Twitter.

But the following morning he struck back in an early morning tweet: "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication", he wrote - suggesting Mr Comey had committed perjury.

If either Trump's testimony or memos written by Comey about his conversations with the president turn out to be untrue, either man could be charged with lying to federal investigators.

During the news conference on Friday, ABC News' Jonathan Karl asked Trump to clarify his response to Comey's testimony.

Trump vowed to drain the swamp in the nation's capital but instead muddied the waters by bringing in more political hacks, white nationalists and a cabal of advisers with suspicious ties to Russia and other foreign governments.

Comey repeatedly called Trump a liar - Trump responded Friday by saying the sacked FBI director was himself a liar. Instead, Trump let his lawyer do the talking for him. "I'm very worried about his fitness". Comey says he effectively ignored both of Trump's requests, and was fired in May.

A few hours after the press conference, Reps. A source familiar with the matter said Richman has been in touch with Senate judiciary through special counsel Bob Mueller's office, and that there will be movement after the weekend. The officials were not permitted to speak publicly about legal matters still under consideration.

He said the president had pressured him to drop a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, whom Mr Trump fired for misleading the White House over M Flynn's contacts with Moscow's ambassador.