Trump's lawyer to file complaint against Comey over memos

Alain Brian
Juin 10, 2017

President Donald Trump's personal attorney is planning to file a complaint against former FBI Director James Comey for details he revealed during his congressional testimony.

Total viewership for the highly anticipated event fell short of the 30.6 million who watched President Donald Trump's inauguration January 20.

During nearly three hours of statements Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey described himself as "stunned" by Trump's "very disturbing" and "very concerning" behavior in several of their meetings.

Comey told the Senate panel he took meticulous notes of each meeting or conversation he had with Trump because "I was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting, and so I thought it really important to document."Comey testified that Trump told him on January 26 he expected loyalty from the Federal Bureau of Investigation director and the next month urged him to drop the Flynn probe". But it was also the first public indication we have that Trump may have broken the law and/or committed an impeachable offense.

Trump was asked on Fox News last month whether he ever asked Comey for his loyalty.

Is Trump, who ran for President as a non-politician who means what he says and says what he means, actually man enough to testify under penalty of perjury? "You're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don't worry". "Who would do that?". Trump said at the news conference.

He told the Senate panel he took meticulous notes of each meeting or conversation he had with Trump because "I was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting, and so I thought it really important to document".

At the same hearing in which Comey admitted engineering a leak, he said the "importance of aggressively pursuing leaks of classified information" was "a goal I share". Asked if he would make that denial under oath, he said, "100 percent".

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

"I'd be glad to tell him exactly what I just told you", Trump added. "I'm not hinting anything".

Speculation over the tapes is rooted in a particularly cryptic tweet from the United States president issued nearly a month ago, seeming to suggest he might hold recordings of the conversations.

Comey testified Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee that he no longer has copies of his notes and had turned them over to special counsel Robert Mueller.

Under US law, presidential records are public and can not be destroyed without prior approval.

Trump supporters agree neither Trump nor Comey...

In his public testimony, Comey did not disclose any links between Trump advisers and alleged Russian attempts to meddle in the 2016 USA presidential election, an issue that has distracted from White House policy goals such as overhauling the US healthcare system and cutting taxes.

The president had previewed his attacks against Comey in an early-morning tweet that broke his previous day's silence on his favorite social media megaphone.

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