Asked if he would be willing to give his version of events under oath, Mr Trump replied: "100 per cent".
The Republican president took to twitter earlier in the day, claiming "total and complete vindication". The Trump administration now faces a grinding investigation by Justice Department special counsel Robert Muller that will likely last years and could slow progress on the GOP legislative agenda.
"Given Attorney General Sessions' participation in President Trump's campaign, it was for that reason, and that reason alone" Sessions made the March 2 decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation, Prior said. [Later in the dinner] he then said, "I need loyalty".
The New York Times says it's "looking into" a February article in which it claimed us intelligence officials had intercepted multiple communications between Trump campaign aides and senior Russian intelligence officials prior to last year's election.
Trump says he would testify under oath that Comey lied
Earlier Mr Trump had his silence on Twitter , tweeting he'd been vindicated and derided Comey as a "leaker". Comey went on to say that's when he shared the memos with his friend who is a Columbia Law professor.
Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz will file the complaint with the DOJ's Inspector General and the Senate Judiciary Committee after Comey testified Thursday that he allowed a personal friend to leak an unclassified memo of his conversations with the president to news outlets in hopes it would trigger the appointment of a special counsel.
If a pro like Baker had been on the job instead of an amateur like Reince Priebus, when Trump asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Priebus to leave him alone in the Oval Office with Comey, chief of staff of Baker would have stepped in immediately.
Trump added to the mystery Friday by saying he will address the question of tape recordings "sometime in the very near future", while warning reporters they would be disappointed. Kasowitz also jumped on Comey's revelation that he had released details of his private conversations with the president, casting the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director as one of the "leakers" set on undermining the Trump administration. The ex-director's statement deepened questions about the basis for his May 9 dismissal and about whether Trump's actions constituted obstruction of justice. Trump and Comey would never have had their awkward and inappropriate chat and "The Comey Show" would never have been aired.
"It crossed a boundary that the president should not have crossed". After all, Thursday's hearing was called by the Republican chairman of a GOP-led panel in a Republican-led Senate.
Indian-origin gay minister Leo Varadkar becomes Ireland PM
Leo, who is openly gay, was elected on Friday as leader of Ireland's Fine Gael, the country's biggest political party. In the system, 65% of the vote is determined by senators, assembly people and Members of the European Parliament.
Recounting a February 14 White House meeting where Trump pressed the director to drop the FBI's inquiry into national security adviser Michael Flynn, Comey said a decision was made not to report the incident to Sessions. Trump asked, though he went on to say such a request wouldn't have been inappropriate.
"My judgment was, I needed to get that out into the public square. I'm not going to say, 'I want you to pledge allegiance'".
Trump abruptly fired Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on May 9, admitting later that the Russian Federation probe was on his mind at the time.
Comey didn't say who his friend was during the hearing but Reuters later identified him as Columbia law school professor Daniel Richman.
Strachan calls for calm heads against England
I'm sure that Harry Kane has a lot of confidence in himself, which he should have. "He was pretty chuffed [to be chosen]". People said there were a lack of leaders. "Harry's one of a number of people I could have given the opportunity to".
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