James Comey's Senate Intelligence Committee testimony

Nor could Comey say, when asked by Democrats and Republicans alike, why he didn't stand up to the president when Trump asked him to back off the investigation. Trump tweeted in his first comments since Comey's hearing.

According to Comey, Trump attempted during his first weeks in office to recruit the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief as an ally.

"I was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting, and so I thought it really important to document", he said of one such occasion.

James Comey probably didn't change anybody's mind about President Donald Trump but he didn't do Trump any favours, either, raising fresh doubts about the president's integrity and motives in the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

He was later surprised when Trump suggested he had taped the conversations.

By outright denying, for instance, that he ever told Comey "I hope you can let this go" regarding the investigation into Michael Flynn's contacts with the Russians. "As he said yesterday, the President feels completely vindicated and is eager to continue moving forward with his agenda with this public cloud removed".

Even as Comey laid bare an astounding account of his conversations with the president, he made clear that key details about the investigation remain unknown to the public.

Comey said Obama's attorney general, Loretta Lynch, directed him to refer to the probe of Hillary Clinton's emails as a "matter" rather than an "investigation".

The thrust of the Kasowitz's response borrowed the Trump team's well-worn tactic of trying to turn unsavory headlines for the White House into a discussion about improper intelligence leaks to the press.

Trump's defenders suggested the president knows how to give an order and that his remark fell short of that. Provided in summary in his written testimony to the Senate intelligence committee, they were written just after his conversations with Trump, when his memory was fresh and his ability to recall details at its sharpest. He is a good guy. The Justice Department issued a statement later on Thursday saying Sessions stepped aside from the Russian Federation probe only because he had been part of Trump's campaign. Comey said he has turned over his memos to Mueller and said his investigation will likely examine whether Trump obstructed justice in pressuring Comey.


"I found him to be credible, candid and thorough", Collins said of Comey on MSNBC's "Morning Joe".

Pelosi is citing Trump's habit of early morning tweeting, as well as Thursday's congressional testimony by former FBI Director James Comey.

Marc Kaskowitz, Mr Trump's personal lawyer, launched a swift and scathing attack.

"I would draw a distinction between the kinds of things that presidents do in pushing the bounds of their constitutional powers toward a policy end and pushing the envelope of presidential power in the realm of a criminal investigation", says Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at the University of Virginia's Miller Center.

Comey said he shared memos of his nine conversations with Trump with investigators for Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Rubio, who ran against Trump in the 2016 GOP presidential primary, has been working with Trump's administration closely to rewrite the White House's policy on Cuba.

He also claimed that Russian Federation was involved in the election of President Trump during the election.

President Donald Trump on Friday broke his silence on Twitter following explosive testimony by fired FBI Director James Comey, declaring "total and complete vindication".

One of Trump Jr.'s biggest gripes was when Comey leaked his own private memos to the press. Comey claimed during his testimony that the material was not classified.

He also seems to think the US President is a liar.

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