President Trump to take questions day after Comey testimony

President Trump to take questions day after Comey testimony

With stronger evidence, Trump could face the same sort of criminal allegations that forced president Richard Nixon to resign in 1973, and saw Bill Clinton impeached by the House of Representatives but survive a Senate trial in 1998-99.

The president said he would be willing to tell that to the newly appointed special counsel in the Russian Federation investigation, Robert Mueller.

The accusation - essentially alleging that Comey committed perjury in his congressional testimony - is just the latest broadside Trump has launched against his former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, but it is not expected to be the last.

Comey also said he took steps to ensure he wrote the memos in a way that it would not be necessary to label them as classified.

"The president tweeted on Friday after I got fired that I better hope there's not tapes".

"When it comes from the president, I took it as a direction".

Trump's decision to weigh in personally on Comey's testimony represented a sharp shift in strategy for the White House and could come with political risk for Trump, who has potentially undermined himself legally on other matters through his tweets, including his attempt to impose a "travel ban" on immigrants from some majority-Muslim countries.

In his first congressional appearance since being abruptly fired by Trump last month, Comey detailed months of distrust of the president and bluntly asserted that Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.

"When he tells you to do something, guess what?" "Something about the way I was conducting it, the president felt, created pressure on him that he wanted to relieve".

Comey "confirmed a lot of what I said" even though "some of the things that he said just weren't true".

"In terms of obstruction of justice, I think there's reason to believe and Mueller should look into this", she said.

Trump also said Friday he would "be glad" to meet with special counsel Robert Mueller to tell his version of the conversations with Comey.

Trump Jr. argued Saturday that Comey was being disingenuous in his description of the meeting.

Under oath Thursday, Comey repeatedly called Trump a liar - Trump responded Friday by saying Comey was a liar.

In recent days, the two men [Comey and Trump] have offered differing accounts of whether Mr. Trump asked Mr. Comey in private conversations within the White House complex to ease off the FBI's probe of former national security adviser Mike Flynn. "No plausible case. We must distinguish crimes from pol sins".

Harvard Law School professor Mark Tushnet said onlookers should keep in mind that Comey knows much more than he can say, calling his testimony a "big deal".

"You can't have obstruction of justice when the president didn't commit a crime", he wrote.

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