Trump says is willing to testify under oath about Comey claims

Lauren Perry
June 14, 2017

The president voiced interest in testifying under oath about his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey.

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".

Trump faced journalists at the White House on Friday afternoon in a joint news conference with the president of Romania, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partner.

In his anger at Comey for refusing to publicly disclose that the president was not personally under investigation, legal experts said, Trump may have actually made himself the target of an investigation.

"I would be glad to tell him exactly what I told you", Trump said.

"WOW, Comey is a leaker!" Before that, he spoke at the Transportation Department about his plan for improving the country's roads and bridges.

But the self-imposed silence didn't last. While Comey said that Trump was not personally under investigation for colluding with Russian Federation, he talked about how Trump asked him to pledge his loyalty, and how the president supposedly pressed him to end the FBI's investigation into former National Security adviser Michael Flynn.

On Thursday, Comey had accused Trump of firing him to try to undermine the FBI's investigation of possible collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russian Federation in alleged efforts to influence last year's presidential election.

Comey also revealed that he'd orchestrated the public release of information about his private conversations with the president in an effort to further the investigation.

Trump will most likely be questioned about Thursday's testimony by former FBI Director James Comey.

For Trump, the battle with Comey now overshadows much of what he wants to do.

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. She called Comey an "honorable individual".

The House intelligence committee sent a letter Friday asking White House counsel Don McGahn whether any tape recordings or memos of Comey's conversations with the president exist now or had existed in the past.

"I think we could work out a way that it could be dignified, public, with questions, with [Senate Republican] Leader [Mitch] McConnell", said the Democratic senator from NY.

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