How Trump digs a deeper legal hole when he tweets

At a joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Trump reiterated that he felt vindicated by Comey's testimony before a Senate committee yesterday but also said that Comey lied in characterizing conversations between the two.

On Thursday, Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss his firing, which occurred in May, the investigation into any potential ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign and the possibility Trump may have obstructed justice when he put pressure on Comey to drop the investigation into Gen. Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser.

The president's public statements were the first since Comey testified Thursday, accusing Trump of asking him to "let go" of the FBI's Michael Flynn investigation and lift the "cloud" of the Russian Federation investigation.

When asked about whether he had recordings of his conversations with Mr Comey, which he has previously hinted, the president said he would address it at a later date.

"I didn't say that", said Trump referring to the Comey testimony, indicating that Trump asked that the investigation go away. The assertion was based on what the president said of him ("a real nut job") and on his belief that Comey misled the public about the alleged lack of support among Comey's Federal Bureau of Investigation colleagues. That, Trump and his attorney say, constitutes a breach.

Could Comey be "Deep Throat II" attempting to do the same to Donald Trump?

The way Comey understood his conversations with the president, Trump asked Comey for three things: his loyalty, to "lift the cloud" of any perception the president was under investigation and to drop the FBI's investigation into Michael Flynn. But he says it's discomfiting for a president to be in private communication with top prosecutors. "I will tell you I didn't say that-and there would be nothing wrong if I did say it according to everybody that I've read today, but I did not say that". Who would ask a man to pledge allegiance under oath? He found it "very weird and peculiar" to be drawn into private conversations with the president.

"I think it's going to take a little longer", Mark Corallo, a spokesman for the legal team, said on Tuesday.

Pressed on his statement in the White House Rose Garden, Trump said: 'I'll tell you about it over a short period of time.

On Thursday, Comey confirmed to the Senate Intelligence Committee that he did write the memos, which he then turned over to his friend Professor Daniel Richman of Columbia Law School to leak to the press. The committee also sent a letter to Comey asking for any notes or memos in his possession about the discussions he had with Trump before being abruptly fired last month.

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