Asked whether the White House has a recording of Comey's conversations with the president, Spicer said, "I am not aware of that".
Press aides have repeatedly insisted that Mr Trump chose to dismiss Mr Comey on the advice of Rod Rosenstein, the United States deputy attorney general.
"If the goal of this action was in any way to interfere with the investigation, it is going to backfire big time on the Trump administration", Gonzales, who served under President George W. Bush, told me.
"Director Comey enjoyed broad support within the Federal Bureau of Investigation and still does to this day", McCabe said yesterday during testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Moscow has denied interference in the election, and the Trump administration denies allegations of collusion with Russian Federation. He also said that they should send over any conversations pertaining to the hiring and firing of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. "It took a lot of guts".
"As I said, we come up here everyday, not just to the podium but to... we are here first thing in the morning to late at night everyday answering your questions on a variety of subjects throughout issues that are happening in the government". "It does raise a very serious question, whether the president's intent was to subvert the investigation".
South Korea leader could seek more defense spending despite 'conciliatory' approach
The South Korean leader was referring to the nuclear cooperation agreement between Washington and Seoul, signed in June 2015. The North cites the wargames as one justification for its continued development of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.
Russian Federation has repeatedly denied the United States allegations of its interference in the 2016 election, characterizing them as absurd, with Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov saying Moscow did not have official contacts with the Trump's team during the presidential campaign. But the president, in an interview with NBC News, recalled the three occasions, once over dinner and twice over the phone, in which he asked Comey if he was under investigation, to which the FBI director, according to Trump's retelling, said he was not.
"The president should immediately provide any such recordings to Congress or admit, once again, to have made a deliberately misleading - and this case threatening - statement", said Schiff. Trump, meanwhile, takes a different view, tweeting that Comey "gave her a free pass for many bad deeds!" He replied by saying "the president has nothing further to add on that".
The FBI has confirmed an investigation is continuing and a number of congressional committees are also looking into the Russian connection.
After being told of Comey's controversial handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server, 47% of all voters - 70% of Republicans and 29% of Democrats - thought it was appropriate to fire him.
The President's morning Twitter comments again raised the spectre of former president Richard Nixon, who secretly taped conversations and telephone calls in the White House during the Watergate investigation that ultimately led to his downfall.
Trump also hit back on Friday at media reports questioning the credibility of White House accounts of why Comey was sacked, which have changed over the course of the week, and threatened an end to regular White House press briefings.
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