And Trump, in an interview on Thursday with NBC, described a far different dinner conversation with Comey in which the director asked to have the meeting and the question of loyalty never came up.
"James Comey better hope there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" So, everybody was thinking they should've won the election.
Jeff Mason, the president of the White House Correspondents' Association, responded to the president's tweets, saying that the White House briefings and press conferences "conducted in full view of our republic's citizens, is clearly in line with the spirit of the First Amendment".
The White House has also portrayed Comey as a failed leader who lost the confidence of the FBI's rank and file.
Former FBI agent James Gagliano on Friday called President Trump's criticism of fired FBI Director James Comey "destestable".
In his first interview since firing Comey on Tuesday, Trump appeared to try to underscore that Comey's dismissal was about his performance at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and not about the Russian Federation probe.
"As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with flawless accuracy!"
He added, "Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???"
The White House, which has struggled to get its story straight on the motive and reasoning for Comey's dismissal, disputed that account of the evening.
Russian photographer's visit to Oval Office raises security concerns
Krishnamoorthi said the White House tapes could accelerate current investigations as previous tapes have aided past inquiries. The White House is reportedly furious over photos that were taken during Trump's huddle with Lavrov and Kislyak.
US Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told reporters it was her "understanding" Comey had been seeking more resources for his investigation into the tangled Russian Federation controversy.
In announcing Comey's dismissal on Tuesday, the White House released documents from the attorney general and the deputy attorney general that outlined why Comey should be fired. Mr. Trump told NBC News' Lester Holt that Comey wanted to make a pitch to keep his job.
Comey says the FBI will recommend to the justice department that no prosecution is warranted after a year-long investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state.
"It was a quick-moving process", she said. "And at that time, he told you are not under investigation.which I knew anyway", he said.
"I take Rod (Rosenstein) at his word that be believed everything in that memo but he must know that it's going to be used as a fig leaf to fire Comey", one former official said.
"The Fake Media is working overtime today!" he added.
"In fact when I chose to just do it, I said to myself, I said, 'You know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won", he said. Obama appointed Comey to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation in September 2013, beginning what was meant to be a 10-year term.
"I was going to fire Comey", Trump said defiantly.
Trump fired Comey late Tuesday afternoon, a surprise move that set off a firestorm of controversy and criticism in Washington and beyond. But I have to do the right thing for the American people.
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