US President Donald Trump today accused James Comey of cowardice by leaking accounts of his meetings with the president, days after the ex-FBI director testified that Trump sought to derail the Russian probe.
Speaking with family friend and Justice host Jeanine Pirro, Trump's eldest son seemed to unintentionally confirm the version of events Comey gave during his senate intelligence committee testimony on Thursday.
"I hardly know the man", Trump insisted during a news conference alongside Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the White House Rose Garden.
Mr Comey also has said Mr Sessions did not respond when he complained he did not "want to get time alone with the President again". No, I didn't say that and I didn't say the other. That was an excuse by the Democrats who lost an election that some people think they shouldn't have lost, because it's nearly impossible for the Democrats to lose the Electoral College, as you know.
"I don't think it's for me to say whether the conversation I had with the president was an effort to obstruct".
Republican senator Susan Collins said she would support a subpoena to the White House to release any alleged tapes, as Donald Trump launched new attacks on the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation boss. "Who would ask a man to pledge allegiance under oath?" he said.
He said he began writing memos after his meetings with Mr Trump because he was "honestly anxious he might lie".
Dershowitz said he finds it fantastic that the media didn't quote the most relevant part of Comey's testimony which is when he said the President under the Constitution has the authority to end the Flynn investigation.
Mr Trump added he would be happy to testify under oath in front of special prosecutor Robert Mueller.
Mr Trump's personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz attacked Mr Comey after his testimony for leaking what he called "privileged communications" to the media.
The president also denied having asked for a pledge of loyalty, as Comey asserted during Thursday's much-anticipated testimony.
Meanwhile, the House Intelligence Committee is formally asking the White House whether it possesses any "recordings or memoranda" of Trump's conversations with Comey. "I mean, I will tell you, I didn't say that", Mr Trump replied.
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