President Trump admits Comey drama is a distraction to the White House

President Trump admits Comey drama is a distraction to the White House

President Trump admits Comey drama is a distraction to the White House

Trump will most likely be questioned about Thursday's testimony by former FBI Director James Comey. A few takeaways from Comey's appearance before the Senate intelligence committee: THE OBSTRUCTION QUESTION A central - and unresolved - question from the hearing revolves around whether President Donald Trump was trying to derail the Russian Federation investigation by pressuring, and ultimately firing, the man in charge.

The remarks were a defiant response from Mr Trump, who had remained uncharacteristically silent on social media during Mr Comey's blockbuster day of testimony Thursday, as he is facing fresh questions about whether his interactions with his former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief amounted to an attempt to obstruct justice.

The attorney also denied Comey's statement that Trump, at a White House dinner, told the then-FBI director "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty", and that Trump asked him in an Oval Office meeting to drop an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

And he denied that he asked Comey for his loyalty, though he added: "There would be nothing wrong if I did say it".

Trump appeared Friday in the White House Rose Garden with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.

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In his first congressional appearance since being abruptly fired by Trump last month, Comey detailed months of distrust of the president and bluntly asserted that Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.

"Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication.and WOW, Comey is a leaker!".

The lawyers also plan to send a complaint to the Senate judiciary committee raising questions about Mr Comey's previous testimony to that panel. Trump said. "It doesn't make sense".

As for Trump's tweet attack on Comey, Pelosi said no one at the White House appears to be "brave enough" to tell the president that his tweets are "beneath the dignity of the office you serve".

Comey said he leaked information partly in response to a Trump tweet in which the president appeared to threaten him and suggested there might be tapes of their conversations.

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