U.S. President Trump was questioned on Friday about his recent tweet on Twitter suggesting that he was vindicated and that former FBI Director James Comey had lied and made false statements during his 2 hour testimony on Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Trump tweeted on Friday, “Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication…and WOW, Comey is a leaker!”
Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication…and WOW, Comey is a leaker!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2017
Speaking before reporters at the White House on Friday during a joint press conference with Romanian President Iohannis, President Trump doubled down on his twitter claim about Comey being a leaker and concluded that yesterday showed “no collusion, no obstruction.”
President Trump suggested that Comey’s testimony on Thursday was motivated by politics and “was an excuse by the Democrats who lost an election that some people think they shouldn’t have lost, because its almost impossible for Democrats to lose the Electoral College, as you know.”
President Trump re-emphasized it was “just an excuse” and said they were very, very happy.
“And frankly, James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said. And some of the things that he said just weren’t true” President Trump said.
President Trump denied that he told Comey to let national security adviser Michael Flynn to go during the FBI investigation Comey led before his firing by President Trump in May.
When a reporter asked if Comey had lied about that under oath before the Senate Intelligence Committe, President Trump said, “Well, I didn’t say that. I mean, I will tell you I didn’t say that.”
President Trump admitted that he would 100 percent be willing to speak under oath to give his version of those events and also denied that he ever asked Comey to pledge his allegiance and loyalty to him.
Asked about the “tapes” of his earlier conversations with Comey which he tweeted about on May 12th, President Trump said he will tell us about them over a “fairly short period of time” and explained that “you’re going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer.”
James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017
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