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House, Senate investigators seek Trump tapes, Comey memos

House, Senate investigators seek Trump tapes, Comey memos

US President Donald Trump has said he never asked former FBI director James Comey to drop the investigation of sacked national security adviser Michael Flynn's Russian Federation contacts and said he was willing "100%" to give his own account under oath.

James Comey is a victim of his own self-perception. Karl: Oh, absolutely.Trump: Remember how nice you used to be before I ran.

He later leaked details of the notes to the media via a friend.

Besides telling Trump he wasn't under investigation, Comey had briefed congressional leaders, telling them the same thing. Trump said at the news conference.

Comey told the Senate panel he would urge the release of any recording of his conversations with the president. "This is about influence peddling, this is about the search for vengeance, and this is about stopping the revolution President Trump was elected to implement", he wrote. It wasn't insane for Trump to wonder why, with so much blabbing, Comey couldn't simply let this be known? "So, I don't think a subpoena should be necessary, and I don't understand why the president just doesn't clear this matter up once and for all". Trump: I didn't say that.

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In real life, we rely upon our instincts, experience, interpretation of facial expressions and body language, and historical knowledge to make judgments and instruct our words and actions. "Is there a way to corroborate it? No way to corroborate this".

Karl: And you seem to be hinting that there are recordings of those conversations.

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"I didn't say that", Trump said.

He asserted that nothing in Comey's testimony to the Senate pointed to collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice. This was the same language being used to downplay the significance of the investigation by the Clinton presidential campaign, which had called it a "security review" among other euphemisms. A mild-mannered kind of guy who maybe thought his former job as Federal Bureau of Investigation director was just an extension of his superhero responsibility to expose corruption and fight for "truth, justice and the American way".

"When I hear the Flynn comments, you and I know both know my father for a long time". And now we have even more questions. He further denied ever asking Comey for his "loyalty", contradicting Comey's detailed allegations. A special prosecutor subpoenaed the tapes, to which the president objected.

Is there still grounds for an obstruction of justice case?

She recently accompanied the president on his first foreign trip, a nine-day journey through Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy and Belgium that marked her first extended turn as first lady in the public spotlight.

Trump: Go ahead, Jon.
"And we are supposed to believe this will be an objective, unbiased investigation?"

In the latest "not-normal" episode of his embattled presidency, Donald Trump on Friday declared-in a meandering statement that left reporters clamoring for clarification-that former FBI Director James Comey lied under oath in claiming he demanded "loyalty" and said he'll let the world know soon enough if tapes of their interactions exist or not.

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