Trump willing to testify 'under oath' to discount Comey's loyalty claim

He also said he did not ask Comey to drop his probe of Trump's former national security adviser, retired Gen. Michael Flynn, who resigned his post after misleading Vice President Mike Pence about conversations with Russian officials.

"Well, I'll tell you about that - maybe sometime in the very near future", Mr Trump said. After reporters pressed again, Trump said he would disclose that "in a very short period of time".

"Oh you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don't worry", he added, .

He further denied ever asking Comey for his "loyalty", contradicting Comey's detailed sworn testimony about a private dinner the two men had in the White House. "Think of that. I hardly know the man".

"I'm not going to say, 'I want you to pledge allegiance, '" Trump said. It doesn't make sense.

The president fielded multiple questions Friday regarding Comey's testimony and his claim the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director had told Congress "so many false statements and lies" while under oath.

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He has said the meetings were in the context of his role as a senator, not as a adviser and supporter of Trump. "He dials it up". A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment to NPR's Carrie Johnson on the reports, which NPR has not confirmed.

Since Comey's testimon, y a handful of Democratic lawmakers have called for the president to be asked to provide sworn testimony as part of the investigation into his ties with Russian Federation.

A spokesman for the Justice Department Inspector General declined to comment on the matter, which was first reported by Fox News and CNN.

On the "Today" show, former campaign aide Corey Lewandowski stated that Comey was part of the intelligence "deep state" out to undermine Trump.

And Comey admitted that he asked a friend to leak those notes to a reporter, correctly betting that the details would prompt the appointment of a special prosecutor. "He's everything that's wrong in Washington", Lewandowski said.

"That was an excuse by the Democrats who lost an election that some people think they shouldn't have lost, because it's nearly impossible for the Democrats to lose the Electoral College, as you know", Trump said.

Bob Inglis, a Republican former congressman who voted to impeach Bill Clinton in 1998, suggested Trump might be in particularly hot water.

CCTV footage of police gunning down London Bridge attackers online
The three were taken into custody at a south London police station under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act. The operation took place overnight and searches are ongoing at the properties, the force said.

In a brief statement to reporters Thursday after Comey's testimony, Kasowitz accused Comey of admitting "that he unilaterally and surreptitiously made unauthorized disclosures to the press of privileged communications with the President".

Trump had stayed unusually quiet on Thursday, refraining from weighing in on the testimony gripping the country both on Twitter and at several public appearances.

The Russia investigations have consumed the White House and distracted the president and lawmakers from his governing agenda.

The White House has seized on Comey's confirmation that Trump personally was not under investigation over his ties to Russian Federation to declare a victory of sorts. Instead, Trump let his lawyer do the talking for him.

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 toward him.

House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to brush off the conclusion as Trump being new to the White House, but Sen.

Theresa May, weakened after elections, remains as Britain's prime minister
May's Tories , in contrast, went into this election with divided views over a hard versus a soft Brexit, and they remain divided. In going to the country, said May, she was seeking to stop the anti-democrats from tying her hands and betraying our will.

Bossie said that, regardless of whether Comey broke any laws, "in a time when this president is under siege by the deep state, by this bureaucracy that is permanent here in Washington, by the intelligence communities, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, that are undermining his presidency and try to de-legitimize him", Comey's move was "devastating" and "really harmful to our nation".

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