Speaking to reporters from the White HouseRose Garden, President Trump was asked and did not hesitate to answer, promising to testify under oath he did not ask for Comey's loyalty and did not ask Comey to drop the Flynn investigation.
Standing with the president of Romania, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partner, Trump at last confirmed his commitment to the alliance's mutual defense pact, Article 5, uttering words he deliberately did not say when he spoke at NATO's gathering in Belgium last month.
President Trump said Friday he is "100 percent" willing to testify under oath about his interactions with James Comey in order to dispute the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director's claims. "Trump's big charge with his staff is that they don't defend him aggressively".
Trump appears to be using two parallel arguments: I didn't tell Comey to back off Flynn.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a staunch Trump ally, defended Trump by saying the Flynn discussion was "normal New York City conversation".
In nearly three hours of sworn testimony, Comey also said he orchestrated a leak to a New York Times reporter of a memo describing his conversations with Trump in the hope that it would prompt the appointment of a special counsel.
Trump didn't answer a question Friday about whether he had recorded his conversations with Comey. Dershowitz went on to say that even if we don't like the President having that authority, he has that power and you can't turn a Constitutional power into a criminal act. A president who lies can not be trusted. "It's not "mission accomplished" yet", one ally said Thursday evening. If the news becomes even more awful for the White House and lawmakers from the left continue to push impeachment as an option-particularly if the congressional committees or the special counsel finds more information that reinforces an obstruction of justice charge-Democratic leaders may find it politically hard to act as the responsible adults. That may explain his delay in reacting.
Throughout the day Thursday, the White House sought to project an air of calm. That's an accusation that the House Intelligence Committee, Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey, and other officials all say was made without any factual basis.
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Trump has repeatedly threatened legal action over the course of his political career, and often failed to follow through on those threats. "Trump trusts he's not trying to settle, so he will listen". The president's lawyer has hinted the ousted lawman should be prosecuted for the leak. That's another thing he said.
The lawyers also plan to send a complaint to the Senate judiciary committee raising questions about Mr Comey's previous testimony to that panel.
"Making a false statement to Congress is a felony", Sen. "It was appropriate, as well as pretty routine". He told reporters that he would tell them that "maybe sometime in the very near future".