Trump suggests he was trying to keep FBI director honest
Trump suggests he was trying to keep FBI director honest
President Trump also insisted again there was'no obstruction no collusion by anyone on his team with Russian officials
26 June, 2017, 01:59
Former FBI Director James Comey recently told senators during Congressional testimony that Trump never asked him about how to stop a future Russian election cyberattack. "Lordy I hope there are tapes", Comey said when he testified before a Senate committee, because he believed that accurate recordings of his conversations with Trump would support his contention that the President had pressured him on the Russian Federation matters.
Investigators are looking into what Russia did to try to tip the 2016 United States presidential election in Trump's favor, and whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian officials in that effort. Mr Trump indicated that his comment about tapes may have forced Mr Comey to change his story for fear that he would be contradicted by recordings - though the threat of tapes existing would not have impacted memos written by the former intelligence contemporaneously while he was at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
But Trump and Spicer's comments Friday went a step further, readily admitting that there was intent to influence Comey.
But the president had steadfastly refused to clarify whether any tapes existed.
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This is a first for the Trump presidency: the first formal presidential retraction of a presidential untruth.
Dershowitz said, however, that he's not sure Trump's tweet was a good idea because it led Comey to leak his memos and it prompted Mueller to be appointed as special counsel.
President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 15, 2017, during an event on Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow initiatives.
The pattern has continued since his election. In denying yesterday that he had created "tapes" of his conversations with Comey, for example, Trump also suggested that he may have been surveilled. At the hearing, Comey told the committee "Lordy, I hope there are tapes", giving the President the go-ahead to release the tapes.
The Trump administration has taken little meaningful action to prevent Russian hacking, leaking and disruption in the next national election in 2018, despite warnings from intelligence officials that it will happen again, officials and experts told NBC News. The foreign surveillance was eventually passed on to American spies, who acceded to demands from the West Wing of the Obama White House and handed over transcripts of conversations and names of participants. He said the tweeting is an example of Trump's "willingness to just kind of make things up".
President Donald Trump has questioned the neutrality of Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in last year's U.S. election. You know, it's going to be interesting.
His tweet came a day before he was required by Congress to hand over any such tapes.
By about a 2-to-1 margin, the respondents said they are more likely to trust Comey's account, which he laid out in detail in Senate testimony earlier this month.
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