Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap

Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap

Unsurprisingly, given the nearly uniform hostility to Trump among the mainstream American media, most U.S. commentators have awarded the victory to Comey.

At a press conference on Friday, Trump denied Comey's account that he asked Comey to pledge allegiance or he asked the then FBI director to drop the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

After Trump again intimated last week that he could have recorded his controversial discussions with fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, it remained unclear if that claim was true.

Whether or not Trump made the tapes is a huge deal for his presidency.

"There aren't enough people to fill the jobs, and the people applying don't have the skills necessary", said Conor Smyth, spokesman for the Wisconsin Technical College System, where President and Ivanka Trump, Acosta and Walker were visiting. The president had said Comey's testimony vindicates his assertion that Trump himself was not personally under the investigation.

"I was sacked in some way to change, or the endeavour was to change, the way the Russian Federation investigation was being conducted", Comey said on Thursday at a Senate hearing.

Mr Trump tweeted that the leaks were "cowardly". "Totally illegal?" he asked in a tweet.

Sessions told the Senate Intelligence Committee that the day after that meeting, Comey expressed "concern" to him about being left alone with the president, but that Comey did not reveal any details of the meeting.

"I don't understand why the president just doesn't clear this matter up once and for all", said Senator Susan Collins, a member of that committee, referring to the existence of any recordings.

Comey, who was sacked by Trump last month, said in congressional testimony last week that he gave a memo describing his conversations with Trump to a close friend and told him to share its contents with a reporter.

"I would be fine with issuing a subpoena, but that most likely would come from the special counsel's office", Collins told CNN. She could watch Trump for a decade and eventually conclude, 'I don't know, I think it's a cocktail of insecurity, horniness, and malice.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.

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