Donald Trump: Comey lied under oath

Lynette Rowe
June 15, 2017

James Comey is a 30-year career law enforcement officer and prosecutor with a reputation as straight shooter. Trump has been known for decades for unhesitatingly dispensing falsehoods - a habit that has not diminished with his taking of the Oval Office.

Republicans have looked to discredit Comey by calling him a "leaker" because of the way he disseminated the information about Trump. Ted Cruz during the 2016 GOP primaries.

"I think he abused power", said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

On Friday, Trump said Comey's testimony proved there was "no collusion, no obstruction" and that Comey is "a leaker". Does Trump have the "tapes" he tweeted about against Comey, which Comey was hoping Trump would be issued a subpoena for? The complaint will also contain the fact that U.S. President Donald Trump was never under investigation for his alleged ties to Russian Federation or during the inquiry of Michael Flynn's illegal ties.

"And did he ask for a pledge of loyalty from you, that's another thing he said", Karl said, seemingly mixing up his question: Comey said that Trump has asked him for his loyalty, not the other way around.

"In his opening written statement, Comey recounted how at a White House dinner in January, shortly after Trump assumed power, the president told him, "'I need loyalty, I expect loyalty.' I didn't move, speak or change my facial expression in any way during the awkward silence that followed. "Who would do that?"

"But he testified under oath and I do believe that he's an individual of integrity who would not deliberately lie under oath", Ms Collins told CNN. It doesn't make sense.

"It makes me wonder even more why Barack Obama selected him and then to re-examine the course of his career from his role investigating the Whitewater land deal around 1996, to his role investigating the Marc Rich pardon [by then-President Bill Clinton] and the Clinton Foundation through 2005, and his failures to make progress, while Federal Bureau of Investigation director, securing indictments and convictions against Clinton "charities" for solicitation and other frauds from October 23, 1997, to the present", the Wall Street analyst highlighted. Comey said. "So, that to me, as an investigator, is a very significant fact". He may be called upon to provide more detail about his interactions with Trump even as he turns attention to potential opportunities in law, corporate work or perhaps even politics.

In any event, the veracity of any such statements is also unclear. Mr Trump said at a joint news conference in the White House Rose Garden with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. Comey added, "Something about the way I was conducting it, the president felt created pressure on him that he wanted to relieve".

He called People Magazine once posing as "John Barron" to claim that his employer ― that is, Trump himself ― was dating Italian model Carla Bruni.

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Trump has begrudgingly accepted that assessment.

"This man is a pathological liar".

Ask any reporter, whose skills are essentially investigative, and the answer is: You don't ever interrupt when the subject is spilling beans. "He lies practically every word that comes out of his mouth".

"I would be glad to tell him exactly what I just told you", Trump told a reporter. "Whatever lie he's telling, at that minute he believes it, but the man is utterly amoral".

Trump won the IN primary, the GOP nomination and then, against improbable odds, the presidency with the assistance of Russian intelligence agencies working to sabotage his Democratic rival, according to US intelligence officials.

The Republican president took to twitter earlier in the day, claiming "total and complete vindication".

Trump's long and troubled history with the truth may overwhelm whatever advantage the imprimatur of the White House might otherwise afford. Polling shows that a majority of Americans find Trump dishonest - an impression that his staff is unlikely to be able to counter.

During his almost two-and-a-half hours of testimony, Comey said Trump asked him for a pledge of loyalty, as well as urged him to "see a way out of" the FBI investigation into Flynn's conversations with Russia's ambassador.

Iohannis said Romania is "a dependable ally" that is "doing its share" to fulfill its obligations to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation by spending at least 2 percent of its gross domestic product on defense, as Trump has demanded of all member countries.

At one point he practically dared Trump to release any recordings of their conversations, a prospect the president once alluded to in a tweet. "And she went and did it".

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