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Trump says Comey cleared him. He didn't

10 Juin 2017

The president's critics said Comey's claims that Trump asked him about dropping the Russian Federation investigation could amount to obstruction of justice.

Trump also denied that he asked Comey for a loyalty pledge, asking "who would ask a man to pledge allegiance under oath?" Comey says he wrote the memos in an unclassified manner on objective so that they could be made public if Trump lied about the meetings. It doesn't make sense.

Comey said that Trump asked him specifically whether he could drop the investigation with respect to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who Trump fired for withholding information about his contacts with foreign governments.

When asked if he'd agree to testify under oath to refute Comey's under-oath claims, Trump said he said he "100%" would.

"I would be glad to tell him exactly what I just told you", Mr Trump told a reporter. Dershowitz went on to say that even if we don't like the President having that authority, he has that power and you can't turn a Constitutional power into a criminal act.

Comey authorized a Columbia Law School professor and friend to talk to a reporter with The New York Times and share the content of his memos-something he thought would lead to the appointment of a special counsel.

Trump said Comey confirmed that there was "no collusion (and) no obstruction".

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The Senate committee sent a request for Comey's memos from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on and a separate request to the White House for any records kept by Trump, on May 17. "I would be glad to tell him exactly what i just told you, Jon", Trump answered.

Comey, who was sacked by Trump on May 9, revealed during his testimony that he had a friend, later identified as Columbia University Law Professor Dan Richman, leak contents of his private memos to the media in hopes of prompting the "appointment of a special counsel".

At a press conference on Friday afternoon in the Rose Garden with the visiting president of Romania, Mr Trump rejected Mr Comey's claims.

If recordings exist, the committee, one of several looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, wants copies turned over in two weeks, according to a statement released Friday. If they do, they asked that copies of the materials be provided to the panel by June 23.

Earlier Mr Trump had his silence on Twitter, tweeting he'd been vindicated and derided Comey as a "leaker".

In response to Comey's stunning testimony, Trump and his lawyer have staked out an incoherent position.

Trump says Comey cleared him. He didn't