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Congressional Investigators Seek Tapes, Notes On Trump-Comey Conversations

Grace Luna | 13 June, 2017, 00:01

Twitter users have latched on to former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's use of "lordy" during his Capitol Hill testimony about his interaction with President Donald Trump. He also said he didn't ask Comey to drop an investigation of Flynn. In his first congressional appearance since being abruptly fired by Trump last month, Comey detailed months of distrust of the president and bluntly asserted that Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.

Trump also took aim at the "fake news" media Sunday morning, claiming it has failed to report on "great economic" news since he was elected president.

"I hardly know the man. Who would do that?" Trump faced journalists at the White House on Friday afternoon in a joint news conference with the president of Romania, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partner.

"100 percent", Trump said Friday during a news conference at the White House with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.

He said he would be happy to speak to special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating allegations that Russian Federation interfered with the 2016 US presidential election and colluded with Trump's campaign.

"I would be glad to tell him exactly what I just told you", Trump told a reporter. He painted Trump as a chief executive dismissive of the FBI's independence and made clear that he interpreted Trump's request to end an investigation into the former national security adviser as an order coming from the president.

Trump wrote earlier on Friday on Twitter that the former FBI director had vindicated him by telling the Senate Intelligence Committee that the president had not been personally under investigation in the Russian Federation probe. So, after getting his phone back from his lawyers-or whoever had had to hold onto it to prevent Trump from going off the rails mid-hearing-Trump jumped on Twitter to declare himself vindicated, and Comey "a leaker".

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