Trump to take questions in wake of Comey testimony

Comey asserted Thursday that Trump fired him because of the ongoing investigation into possible ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. Trump has also slammed Comey as a "leaker" since the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director explained how he used a proxy in order to inform the press about the memos he took about his meetings with Trump. Pressed on the issue, he insisted he wasn't "hinting anything", before adding, "Oh you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don't worry".

"We hope our other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies will follow Romania's lead", Trump said.

Trump agreed Wednesday not to directly engage on Comey, and by the time the ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director took the witness stand, tweeting "was not something he was considering", one senior White House official said.

"I didn't say that", Trump said.

But almost 72% of Russians polled by the Levada Center, an independent polling agency, shortly after Trump's inauguration in January said Russia probably or definitely did not interfere with the US election. But here is what we absolutely know unequivocally about this administration: nothing they say can ever be taken a face value.

Trump also says Comey confirmed a lot of what Trump had claimed about their interactions, though he says other parts of Comey's testimony "just weren't true".

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Comey said he refused on all points, told senators of the detailed memos he had written after his conversations with Trump and said he hoped those conversations were taped because he is confident of their veracity. Rather, Kasowitz said, Trump felt vindicated that Comey told him on several occasions that the president was not personally a focus of the investigation, an assertion Comey appeared to back up in his testimony Thursday to the Senate Intelligence Committee. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) was asked whether Trump should be more forthcoming with the American public after calling Comey a liar on Twitter.

Trump also saluted the United States' relationship with Romania and praised its contribution to the global fight against terror.

"Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication", he wrote at 6:10 a.m. "No plausible case. We must distinguish crimes from" political "sins".

The president's lawyers plan to file a complaint with the Justice Department inspector general next week arguing that Comey should not have shared what they call privileged communications, according to two people involved in the matter. "You can't just do what we've been doing in the past". On May 3, in response to Sen.

Trump concluded his team emerged "very happy" after Comey's testimony.


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