Trump accuses Comey of lying to Congress

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Hours after accusing former FBI Director James Comey of committing perjury, a defiant President Donald Trump said he was willing to testify under oath about their conversations.

"The president tweeted on Friday after I got fired that I better hope there are not tapes", Comey told the senators.

After his dismissal, Comey leaked shocking details of a series of meetings with Trump, in which the president allegedly asked for Comey's "loyalty" and suggested that he shelve an FBI investigation into Trump's national security adviser.

As a result of that episode, a special counsel was appointed to lead an independent investigation into the Trump campaign's potential ties to the Kremlin. Comey also disputed the reasons given by the White House for why he was sacked last month and said Trump repeatedly requested his loyalty. And, "You're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer". In regard to Comey, respondents appeared to be less decisive, with 12 percent having a "very favorable" opinion of the former official, and 16 percent - "very unfavorable".

And over dinner at the White House in an earlier interaction, Comey wrote in his opening testimony, Trump had demanded loyalty, possibly in return for letting him continue in the job. "When [my father] tells you to do something, guess what, there's no ambiguity in it".

The brief news conference, where each President took two questions from the press.

He asserted that nothing in Mr Comey's testimony to the Senate pointed to collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice.

Trump Jr. argued Saturday that Comey was being disingenuous in his description of the meeting. Comey admitted to the leak during Senate testimony last week.

Mr Trump also didn't rule out the broad hint he dropped in one of his tweets that there might be audiotapes of his White House conversations with Mr Comey.

The US Justice Department has denied that, saying Mr Sessions stressed to Mr Comey the need to be careful about following appropriate policies.

Former FBI director James Comey is "cowardly", according to US President Donald Trump.

In the much-anticipated appearance, Mr Comey denied Mr Trump's claims the Federal Bureau of Investigation was in disarray and that he had lost confidence of agents.

It's entirely possible that Trump Jr. misspoke and meant to say that his father never told Comey anything related to dropping the Flynn investigation, but in trying to support the Trump family's strongman image, Trump Jr. just made his dad seem like a liar.

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