Comey leak admission ammo for Team Trump

Comey leak admission ammo for Team Trump

Comey leak admission ammo for Team Trump

US President Donald Trump on Friday denied he tried to interfere with an FBI investigation, effectively accusing James Comey, the FBI's former director, of lying under oath to Congress. 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. But he has also suggested he doesn't believe it, saying Russian Federation is a "ruse" and calling the investigation into the matter a "witch hunt".

The New York Times fired back: "The original sources could not immediately be reached after Mr. Comey's remarks, but in the months since the article was published, they have indicated that they believe the account was solid".

Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House, January 28, 2017 in Washington, DC.

"We will leave it to the appropriate authorities to determine if these leaks should be investigated with all the others that are being investigated", Kasowitz added.

It doesn't take an expert in government, or even a longtime political insider, though, to know that law enforcement is meant to operate free of political influence, and that powerful figures - even the president - are not supposed to use their office to help their political fortunes, or get their friends off the hook.

While the president doesn't specify his target for the "false statements and lies", Trump's lawyer refuted two key parts of Comey's testimony Thursday.

"It's my judgment that I was sacked because of the Russian Federation investigation", he told the 15-strong committee.

Comey was likely trying to protect his reputation, said Graham Allison, a Harvard professor who served in the Defense Department under Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.

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In a speech to supporters across town, Trump vowed to fight on.

"But we will come out bigger and better and stronger than ever". Collins, a member of the Senate intelligence committee, which is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election, said Comey's motivation "may have been a good one".

Several Republican politicians also criticised Mr Comey for disclosing memos he had written in the aftermath of his private conversations with Mr Trump and branded the leaks "inappropriate".

Kasowitz slammed Comey for leaking the material.

Comey's accusations could further mire Trump's administration in legal difficulties, as special counsel Robert Mueller, appointed by the Justice Department after Comey was sacked, and several congressional committees investigate alleged Russian efforts to influence the election.

The Trump administration denies being tied to the leak or to Russian Federation in any inappropriate way.

After dining at the White House earlier in the week, Sen.

His comments contradicted key arguments made by the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director during a two-and-a-half hour hearing at the US Senate, significantly upping the stakes in a controversy that is threatening to engulf the president.

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Trump's fellow Republicans on the committee questioned Comey intently but did not attack his integrity or try to treat him roughly, as a witness making accusations against a sitting Republican president might expect.

But most Democrats have a far different view of the Comey impact and are eager for the congressional and special counsel investigations to unfold.

"To the extent it doesn't seem to be a "gotcha" moment here, the market's plodding along", said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities in NY.

Following Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on his meetings with President Trump and the FBI's Russian Federation probe, however, they are now relying on Comey's credibility and judgement to help make their case against Trump.

Oliver also pointed out the confusion Trump created when the president said he would testify under oath about the incidents Comey mentioned.

"But in this kind of thing, he's not going to lie", she said about Comey's testimony.

Trump, however, told Karl he said no such thing.

When Comey abruptly lost his job, the FBI was investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties between the president's associates and Russia.

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"That's a great question", Comey said.

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