Trump is claiming James Comey perjured himself. That's extremely hard to believe

But Comey was careful to make clear that while Trump was not under counterintelligence or criminal investigation by the time he was sacked from the FBI on May 9, that may yet change.

The team is also expected to file a submission with the Senate Judiciary Committee. Recent US presidents who have faced impeachment, namely Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, have been tripped up less by the original criminal charge than by the lesser charge of covering up.

Mueller knows that Trump's suggestion that he may have taped his meetings could well have been meant to intimidate Comey and tamper with the testimony of a witness.

Trump won the IN primary, the GOP nomination and then, against improbable odds, the presidency with the assistance of Russian intelligence agencies working to sabotage his Democratic rival, according to US intelligence officials. That did not happen, and Trump summarily fired Comey, asserting that he was accepting the advice of underlings "that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau".

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday denied accusations by former FBI director James Comey that he tried to block an investigation into a former national security adviser, adding that he was willing to give his version of events under oath. Her light-hearted tweet was quickly followed by a more serious string of messages.

But Mr Trump insisted during a press conference with Romania's President Klaus Werner Iohannis that Mr Comey lied in some parts of the testimony he gave to the Senate intelligence committee, and asserted that nothing in his testimony showed collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice.

Senator Angus King, a member of the Intelligence Committee, said committee staff will interview Kushner.

To recap: According to Comey's sworn testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, buttressed by yet-to-be-seen contemporaneous memos, Trump invited him to an unusual one-on-one dinner at which the president told Comey, "I need loyalty".

Trump used Friday's news conference with the president of Romania in the White House Rose Garden - to refute Comey's allegations - point by point.

"In his oral testimony, he made it clearer that he believed Trump was trying to obstruct justice".

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

The day before, then-acting attorney general Sally Yates first alerted White House Counsel Donald McGahn that then-national security adviser Michael Flynn had lied about his transition contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and was vulnerable to being blackmailed by the Russians.

One reporter shouted, "Tomorrow?"

Former FBI Director James Comey has laid bare months of White House distrust in highly anticipated testimony before Congress.

On one subject, Comey confirmed that the president is being truthful: Comey did tell him three times that he was not personally under investigation.

Comey may have just retyped another document from his own notes to give to Richman, or gave it to him verbally.

That came almost a decade after Comey, whom Trump recently derided as "a showboat", first stepped onto the national stage with testimony about his hospital visit with the attorney general to prevent the reauthorization of a domestic surveillance program.

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. He said it was an effort to further the investigation.

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