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Trump's personal lawyer delivers statement following Comey hearing

09 Juin 2017

Trump's team pounced on the comments. "That happened. That's about as un-fake as you can possibly get", Comey said.

Trump has a long history of threatening to file complaints and lawsuits and not following through. Following the reports, the White House declined to say whether the president still had confidence in the attorney general.

US President Donald Trump responded to James Comey's hearing by calling him a leaker.

Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii fired back at Trump on Twitter Friday morning, saying the president appeared to be accusing Comey of a serious crime: lying to Congress.

Pelosi is assessing the president this way: "I'm concerned about his fitness for office". "We do it all the time", she said.

In her words - "More sleep might be a solution for him".

Comey's almost three-hour appearance Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee marked his first public comments about the nine conversations he said he had with the president in the months before he was sacked. With Florida's Sen. Marco Rubio's line of questioning doing the president's bidding, Comey testified that the president was not personally under investigation for colluding with Russian Federation during the presidential elections.

Comey explained why he felt compelled to write detailed memos following his one-on-one meetings with the president, a practice he did not maintain during the three-and-a-half years he worked for Barack Obama. But there's also the point Comey raised: Trump has denied certain claims Comey made about their conversations.

Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday that Trump's response wasn't accurate. He admitted to leaking a memo of his February 14 conversation with Trump, passing it along through a friend to the New York Times.

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During much of the increasingly heated debate surrounding the FBI's investigation of Russia's role in the election, Trump has chafed over news leaks, arguing that news organisations have not given them proper attention.

James Comey weaves a sensational tale.

Trump dismissed Comey on May 9 and the administration gave differing reasons for the action.

Trump also labeled Comey a "leaker", referencing Comey's decision to get a friend to share the contents of memos about his conversations with Trump to the press, a revelation the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director shared on Thursday during with the Senate Intelligence Committee. "The president is new at this". He also planned to deliver remarks at the Department of Transportation on his plans for improving the country's roads and bridges before traveling to New Jersey for the weekend.

Comey's testimony added fuel to critics' accusations that Trump's actions around the Russian Federation probe might have amounted to obstruction of justice.

"Comey stated plainly that the president and White House lied about the justification for his firing". His gripping account of interactions with Trump underscored the discord that soured their relationship.

Comey was sacked on May 9.

Social media also poked fun when Comey revealed a presidential intrusion into his domestic life.

Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Al Franken, D-Minn., last week released a letter urging the FBI to investigate whether Sessions had falsely testified under oath when he said at his January confirmation hearing that he hadn't had any contacts with Russian Federation.