Trump also doubled down on his claim that investigations into his team's possible collusion with Russian Federation were a "witch hunt", while walking back some earlier criticism of Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's decision to appoint a special counsel to oversee the FBI's investigation.
During a joint appearance with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Trump called the federal investigation into his campaign's possible ties to Russian officials who interfered in the USA election "ridiculous" and made a point of noting he got a "very very strong recommendation" from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein regarding Comey's termination.
The FBI is also investigating the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation, which many believe to be the reason Trump fired FBI Director James Comey last week.
Trump and the White House initially said that he'd chose to fire Comey on Rosenstein's advice, before walking that back some, with the president acknowledging he'd already made that decision.
"As far as I can recall, maybe one month or two months before, the Trump administration had an official ban on laptops on airlines from seven middle Eastern counties and it was connected directly with the terrorist threat", Lavrov added.
"If one thing is clear from the meeting we just had, it is that Mr. Mueller has broad and wide-ranging authority to follow the facts wherever they go", said Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.
"He could have shared what he told us in a public hearing", the senator said. And Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif) declared that Democrats can not be afraid to talk forcefully about impeachment, Rolling Stone reported.
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'He had the very poor performance on Wednesday, ' Trump said at a White House press conference Thursday, in reference to Comey's Senate testimony the week before his firing.
"Trump feels really, really, really, bad about firing him, and he genuinely thinks if the investigation is over Flynn can come back", a White House official told The Daily Beast.
He was referencing a letter by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein strongly criticizing Comey's decision in the Clinton investigation.
"I thought it [Comey firing] would be a bipartisan decision", Trump said, citing Democrats who had called for his ousting.
During Thursday's news conference, Trump contradicted both his own account and that of Rosenstein.
In his earlier Twitter posts, Trump criticised the naming of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller as a special counsel by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, an official he himself appointed.
"I respect the move, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt", Trump said.
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