Donald Trump calls ex-FBI director James Comey a 'leaker' after testimony

Alain Brian
Juin 10, 2017

Comey's testimony provided a gripping account of his interactions with Trump and underscored the discord that had soured their relationship.

Trump was scheduled to face the media later Friday at a joint press conference with the visiting president of Romania.

"You're asking for them if they are, though", Blitzer said. Comey testified he wrote detailed memos of his meetings with Trump because he feared the president would lie. "I'm not going to say, 'I want you to pledge allegiance.' Who would do that?" "I'm not hinting anything". At the time, Comey said, the attorney general was weighing his recusal from all matters related to the Russia investigation - largely for his failure to acknowledge two previous meetings with the Russian ambassador during his January confirmation hearing - and for other "facts" the former director said he could not disclose in a public session.

President Trump said he is "100%" willing to testify under oath about his dealings with fired FBI Director James Comey, after disputing statements Comey made during his Thursday Senate testimony.

While strongly refuting these claims, Trump remained cagey about whether or not he has tapes of his conversations with Comey, which he has suggested that he might.

"Whatever so-called champion of law and justice would ever do that to the president of the United States?".

Earlier, Trump fired off an early morning tweet in which he said he had been "vindicated" by the James Comey hearing, adding that the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director was a "leaker".

Recounting a February 14 White House meeting where Trump pressed the director to drop the FBI's inquiry into national security adviser Michael Flynn, Comey said a decision was made not to report the incident to Sessions.

"WOW, Comey is a leaker!" Trump wrote at 6:10 a.m. He potentially could also probe whether Trump sought to obstruct justice by trying to end the FBI investigation. Joseph McCarthy hearings or the Ken Starr inquiry of the Lewinsky scandal, or the appearances of John Dean and Alexander Butterfield during the Watergate investigation or Oliver North during the Iran-contra scandal, never before have we had a case when the president himself was under suspicion in a counterintelligence investigation.

At the White House, Trump administration official Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about Comey's statement that Trump had lied about his firing. Instead, Trump let his lawyer do the talking for him.

But the self-imposed silence didn't last.

Trump abruptly fired Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on May 9, admitting later that the Russian Federation probe was on his mind at the time. "Those were lies, plain and simple", Comey had said.

Postscript: White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders assured reporters yesterday, "I can definitively say the president is not a liar".

It is unclear when Trump's attorney, Marc Kasowitz, will file the complaints, but the source said they are actively exploring their options.

Trump's private lawyer to file leak complaint against Comey with DOJ's Inspector General & Senate Judiciary Cmte.

While Trump's staunchest supporters have tried to paint Comey's testimony as vindication for the president, few Republicans who don't work for Trump stepped in to defend the president's version of his contacts with Comey.

Former FBI director James Comey speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee.

Clinton has blamed her defeat on Comey's October 28 announcement that he was re-opening the investigation of her e-mail practices.

"In this morning's tweet, My Trump said: ".and WOW, Comey is a leaker!"

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