Investigators and the public will have to decide whether they believe Trump, who lies all the time, or Comey, who has a flair for the dramatic but also the bearing of an oversized Boy Scout. Comey pointedly told the Senate Committee: "I did not say I would let this go".
"Yesterday showed no collusion, no obstruction", Trump said in the White House Rose Garden, during a news conference with the visiting Romanian president, Klaus Iohannis. He said he does not know, however, whether special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Trump now - and left little doubt that he hopes Mueller is doing just that.
Trump's assertion came after he branded Comey as a "leaker" and claimed "total and complete vindication" after ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director's testimony before a Senate Committee.
Lankford defended the President's unorthodox style, writing it off as a common practice for a business man who's unfamiliar with the norms of Washington D.C. However, Lankford ultimately criticized the President's actions.
Comey's testimony was the most eagerly anticipated US congressional hearing in years.
Sanders knows better than most that Trump can not be taken at his word.
Daniel C. Richman confirmed to the Washington Examiner that he was Comey's friend at Columbia. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, hardly a fiery Democratic activist, said that Watergate "pales" in comparison to the current investigation into the Trump administration and Russian Federation.
"I didn't say that", Trump said. A majority has supported the appointment of a special counsel and an independent investigation.
"100 percent. I didn't say under oath", said Trump. "I will tell you about it over a very short period of time", Trump said, twice declining to elaborate.
There was no word on whether Kasowitz or the White House will produce recordings of conversations between Trump and Comey to support the accusation that Comey lied.
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Dassey and his uncle Steven Avery were given life sentences for the 2005 murder and sexual assault of Teresa Halbach . The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in February as to whether Dassey's confession should stand.
"Knowing my father for 39 years when he "orders or tells" you to do something there is no ambiguity, you will know exactly what he means", Trump Jr. wrote. He added: "Oh you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don't worry".
When asked why Comey didn't report that Trump asked him to drop the FBI investigation into Flynn to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Comey said he had shared details of their conversations with "the senior leadership team of the FBI". "He fired Comey with no investigation [into Trump] underway, he taunts Comey with a tweet which leads Comey to leak memos with the deliberate intent of spinning up a special counsel", the source said.
For those who hoped that former FBI Director James Comey was going to provide some bombshell evidence - or any evidence at all - that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians to steal the 2016 election, Thursday's Senate testimony had to be a major letdown.
Asked if he had taped their conversations, Trump said he would reveal that answer soon.
What the nation and world learned from Comey was that Trump actively tried to block an investigation.
Given where President Trump is in his term, and the damage the Republicans can easily face as a result of the Russian Federation investigation, Trump's claim of victory shows that it is the President who is living in the bubble -- his own imagination.
Earlier, in a characteristic early morning tweet, Trump said, "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication".
During the news conference, Trump said he would have more information related to whether tapes exist at a later date.
Trump says Romania has been a great ally to the US and he's honored to host Iohannis for what the White House has said is a working visit. "No plausible case. We must distinguish crimes from pol sins".
A bit later in the briefing, a reporter asked Trump: "So, he said those things under oath". On May 3, in response to Sen.
Comey said that as of May, when he was sacked, Trump was not personally under FBI investigation - offering, finally, the public acknowledgment Trump had been requesting so assiduously.