On Friday, President Donald Trump denied ex-FBI Director James Comey’s claims that he attempted to interfere in their investigation, saying that he is willing to testify under oath.
James Comey’s Hearing
On Friday, President Trump denied that he attempted to interfere in an FBI investigation, contrary to the testimony of ex-FBI director, James Comey, on Thursday. When asked if he was willing to give his version of the events under oath, he said: “100 percent.” He then said: “I would be glad to tell him exactly what I just told you.”
In a congressional hearing on Thursday, Comey said that Trump told him he hoped he would “let go” of the investigation of the alleged ties between Michael Flynn and Russia- indicating that he was trying to obstruct the investigation.
Comey also said that in January Trump asked him for his loyalty. During the hearing, Comey didn’t say anything major regarding the investigation of Donald Trump’s campaign’s possible ties with Russia.
Trump commented on the hearing at a Rose Garden news conference, saying: “James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said. And some of the things that he said just weren’t true.”
When a reporter asked Trump if he had indeed asked Comey to drop the investigation against Michael Flynn, he said: “I didn’t say that.” The reporter asked: “So he lied about that?” Trump said: “Well, I didn’t say that. I mean, I will tell you, I didn’t say that. And there would be nothing wrong if I did say it according to everybody that I’ve read today, but I did not say that.” he said.
With regards to Comey’s claim that Trump asked him for his loyalty, Trump said: “I hardly know the man. I’m not going to say I want you to pledge allegiance. Who would do that?”