Schumer invites Trump to testify before Senate

Schumer invites Trump to testify before Senate

Schumer invites Trump to testify before Senate

U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters Friday that former FBI Director James Comey's testimony under oath before Congress on Thursday contained statements that weren't true.

"Yesterday showed no collusion, no obstruction", Mr Trump said in the White House Rose Garden during a news conference with the Romanian president, Klaus Iohannis.

Karl: Mr. President, I want to get back to James Comey's testimony. Trump: I didn't say that.

"So he lied about that?".

Trump Jr. went on to say that his father was "vindicated" by Comey's testimony, which he called "basically ridiculous". "Hey, I hope this happens, but you've got to do your job.' That's what he told Comey".

TRUMP: And there'd be nothing wrong if I did say it according to everybody that I've read today, but I did not say that.

TRUMP: Over a very short period of time.

He said he would be happy to speak to special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating allegations that Russian Federation interfered with the 2016 US presidential election and colluded with Trump's campaign.

While Trump's staunchest supporters have tried to paint Comey's testimony as vindication for the president, few Republicans who don't work for Trump stepped in to defend the president's version of his contacts with Comey.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: One hundred percent. Who would do that?

Trump also characterized the Comey hearing as an "excuse" by Democrats "who lost an election that some people say they shouldn't have lost".

"I hardly know the man".

"The way that it was handled, with no follow-up, with no other press, with no other return to that topic, It looks like what I called a pretty light touch", Lankford also said on "Face the Nation" in reference to the February 14 conversation.

He added that if the special counsel leading the investigation into Russian Federation meddling in the USA election and possible ties to Trump associates "has got evidence of collusion, bring it forward".

Trump did not answer directly, saying only, "I'll tell you about that maybe sometime soon".

Speculation over the tapes is rooted in a particularly cryptic tweet from the United States president issued nearly a month ago, seeming to suggest he might hold recordings of the conversations.

TRUMP: Oh, you're gonna be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don't worry.

Comey's best line of the day was a belated response to a May 12 tweet from the president, which warned that "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"

He also said since he delivered his strong rebuke to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members, money "is starting to pour in" to NATO's coffers, presumably from members behind on their dues.

In the Senate hearing, Comey refrained from disclosing any links between Trump advisers and alleged Russian meddling. You know, in the middle of the summer previous year, he said he'd release them before the election.

This development comes a day after James Comey's bombshell Capitol Hill testimony in which the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director accused the White House of "lies".

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