Trump won't say if Comey conversations were taped

President Donald Trump's outside attorney plans to file a complaint against former FBI Director James Comey with the Justice Department Inspector General and the Senate judiciary committee, two sources with knowledge of the situation told CNN. Yet, according to Comey, at no point in all of the meetings between him and the president did Trump ever ask him a question about Russia's interference or how to prevent it from happening again.

Mr Kasowitz also jumped on Mr Comey's revelation that he had released details of his private conversations with the president, casting the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director as one of the "leakers" set on undermining the Trump administration. "Who would do that?".

Special counsel Robert Mueller must accept the offer of the President of the United States - made for all to hear at the White House Friday - to testify under oath about Russian Federation, his associates, the 2016 presidential campaign and the firing of Jim Comey. Asked if he would make that denial under oath, he said, "100 percent".

"Lordy, I hope there are tapes", Comey said during his testimony Thursday.

Earlier this week Mr Comey gave evidence before a US Senate hearing about Mr Trump and his alleged links with Russian Federation.

Comey confirmed that when Michael Flynn was sacked as national security adviser on February 13, the retired lieutenant general was under criminal investigation for statements in connection with Russian contacts and for the contacts themselves.

Comey told the Senate intelligence committee Thursday about several one-on-one interactions with the president, during which he said Trump pressed him to show "loyalty", to back off on the FBI investigation of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and to disclose that Trump himself was not under investigation.

Trump branded Comey a "leaker" for indirectly providing to reporters the contents of memos he wrote after their private conversations.




A day after he had allowed surrogates to respond for him, Trump took to Twitter on Friday morning to attack Comey directly, writing: "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication ... and WOW, Comey is a leaker!" While the firing nearly immediately prompted allegations that this was the case, this was the first time Comey made the accusation in a public forum.

Despite Comey's detailed and contemporaneous documentation, Trump has repeatedly denied saying either thing.

Trump said Friday that he was "very, very happy" with Comey's testimony.

"I didn't say that", Trump said Friday. White House aides said that the president's support was implied even though he deliberately did not utter the words.

"And I think you saw today the overwhelming majority of the intel members, Democrats and Republicans, feel that Jim Comey is credible".

"What we're talking about is a sitting president of the United States and whether the administration took an action to fire the FBI director in a historic way because of a desire to take the pressure off the Russian Federation investigation", he told CNN.

"There should be no fuzz on this whatsoever", Comey said.

Standing next to the Romanian president, Trump argued that it wouldn't have made sense to demand Comey's loyalty.

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