Trump Says Comey Lying, Willing to Speak Under Oath

President Donald Trump has accused fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey of lying to Congress and said he was "100%" willing to testify under oath about their conversations. "Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!'".

In his testimony to Congress last Thursday, Mr Comey laid bare on Capitol Hill months of distrust of the President, asserting that Mr Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.

Comey, we now know, testified under oath that the president did talk to the then-FBI director about the Flynn case, encouraged him to back off the former White House National Security Advisor, and in the process, added weight to the allegations that the president may have obstructed justice.

"The article and headline have been corrected to reflect that Comey does not directly dispute that Trump was told multiple times he was not under investigation in his prepared testimony released after this story was published", CNN's correction to their article read.

"Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication ... and WOW, Comey is a leaker!".

Donald Trump shakes hands with his Romanian counterpart Klaus Iohannis after a joint news conference in the Rose Garden on Friday.

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.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future. He further revealed during his testimony that he had given the story about Trump putting pressure on him to the New York Times, in order to prompt the appointment of a special counsel, which had duly happened the next day. "We've obviously pressed the White House", he said.

Mr Trump's aides have dodged questions about whether conversations relevant to the Russian Federation investigation have been recorded, and so has the president.

Former FBI director James Comey is sworn in during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington.

A member of Trump's legal team, Jay Sekulow said "the president said he is going to address the issue of the tapes, whether the tapes exist or not, next week". But we were very, very happy and, frankly, James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said.

Gingrich said Comey represented the deep state "permanent opposition" to the president, who would stop at nothing to "keep their influence" and harm Trump's presidency. In congressional testimony last week, Comey said he gave a copy of that memo to Richman - whom he identified only by his job - so he could provide details to a reporter. The president also said the investigation is an "excuse" by the Democrats before they lost the election.

Trump abruptly fired Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on May 9, later admitting that the Russian Federation probe was on his mind at the time.

Recommended News

  • Amazing features on Google Maps

    Amazing features on Google Maps

    Add a parking lot or garage to your destination Google Maps can direct you straight to your chosen parking lot or garage. Create your own custom map You can create your own custom map with places that matter to you or your favourite places.

    AB de Villiers to lead South Africa in three T20Is against England

    Be it the passionate rivalry in between India and Pakistan or the sportive bond between India and South Africa . VIRAT KOHLI: "We wanted to step up our intensity and this is probably our best game so far".

    Sessions to face sharp questions on Trump, Russia, Comey

    Here are five facts about Attorney General Jeff Sessions , who testified Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee . Sessions raised his voice to the Democratic senator pressing him for an answer, insisting there were no such reasons.
  • In First Since Trump Speech, Haley Says President Believes Climate Is Changing

    In First Since Trump Speech, Haley Says President Believes Climate Is Changing

    He claimed "the rest of the world applauded" Trump's decision, ignoring the overwhelming global condemnation of the American exit. In the Paris agreement, each country determines its own contribution it should make in order to mitigate global warming.

    Is Apple bringing drag-and-drop to the iPhone? It's possible

    Apple Maps has been beefed up on the new version of iOS so that it can guide you around airports including Heathrow and Gatwick. Live photos can be looped so they repeat endlessly and played forward and then reversed using a function called Bounce.

    DUP hopeful of deal with Conservatives sooner rather than later, says Foster

    A Downing Street source said the talks had been "constructive" but refused to put a timescale on when they would conclude. May is under pressure to take on a more cross-party approach to the negotiations surrounding Brexit.
  • Sessions Confirms Some Facts About Comey's Private Trump Chat

    Prior to the speech, I attended a reception with my staff that included at least two dozen people and President Trump. Sessions raised his voice to the Democratic senator pressing him for an answer, insisting there were no such reasons.

    Kevin Durant Shows DC Love After NBA Championship Win

    After losing in the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors , LeBron James had some interesting comments for the media. Warriors coach Steve Kerr sees Durant as that missing piece to turning a formidable club into a historic juggernaut.
    Kentucky Derby newest odds and predictions

    Kentucky Derby newest odds and predictions

    The horse almost caught Always Dreaming in Florida but finished the second. - Gunnevera is among the favorites in a betting line. The May’s first weekend has already passed and real fans of races started their preparations for the Derby in Kentucky.
  • Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga Remake Coming to 3DS

    Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga Remake Coming to 3DS

    Nintendo describes it as: "Recruit characters to grow your own Minion army as you fight to locate your missing leader". Bowser's Minions , the new addition to the game, will include a new mode that the original 2003 game didn't have.

    Dennis Rodman Says He's On 'Mission' In New Visit To North Korea

    His entourage included Joseph Terwilliger, a professor who has accompanied Rodman on previous trips to North Korea. Tillerson says the State Department continues discussing three other detained Americans with North Korea.

    May to face Conservative Party questioning over poll setback

    Tory MPs demanded the resignation of Mrs May's key aides Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who then quit over the weekend . DUP leader Arlene Foster said there had been "positive engagement" so far.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.