Trump in tweets, Calls Ex FBI Chief Comey a 'Leaker' After Testimony

Trump also echoed his lawyer - and conservative media - in claiming "complete vindication" from Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday morning. Trump scheduled a joint news conference with visiting Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. Comey merely testified that the FBI investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign did not extend to Trump himself during the time Comey was leading the FBI. Here's an excerpt of an exchange between Comey and Trump ally Sen.

When asked whether the president has "tapes" of his conversation with Comey, as Trump suggested in his tweet, Lewandowski added that he doesn't know and Comey should still be anxious.

Testifying one month after Trump fired him, Comey said he lost his job because of the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 USA election.

"Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication", Trump wrote, suggesting that Comey had committed perjury.

Collins, a member of the Senate intelligence committee, which is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election, said Comey's motivation "may have been a good one". When Trump was asked if that was true, he answered, "No. No".

Kasowitz pushed back on parts of Comey's testimony, claiming Thursday that Trump did not pressure Comey to drop the Flynn investigation and did not ask for loyalty from the former FBI director. But Comey ultimately chose to oblige if the president asked.

"The administration then chose to defame me, and more importantly, the Federal Bureau of Investigation by saying the organization was in disarray, that it was poorly led, that the workforce had lost confidence in its leader", Comey said.

Republican Representative Mike Conaway and Democratic Representative Adam Schiff said they had also written to Don McGahn, the White House counsel, and asked him whether White House recordings or memos of Comey's conversations with Trump exist.If they do, they asked that copies of the materials be provided to the panel by June 23. I was so stunned by the conversation that I just took in.

Comey, however, appears to have his reasons for raising questions about Sessions-and appears to be encouraging investigators and journalists to look closer. Comey went along with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch's request to hide the criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton, and later made the extraordinary recommendation not to prosecute her, because he did not want the public to blame him or the FBI for destroying her election prospects.

Under questioning Thursday, Comey reaffirmed the intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation meddled in the election. The Justice Department denied the meeting to CNN, saying, "The facts haven't changed; the then-Senator did not have any private or side conversations with any Russian officials at the Mayflower Hotel".

At one point, the attorney general had directed me not to call it an investigation, but instead to call it a matter, which confused me and concerned me.

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