Trump accuses Comey of lying under oath

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WASHINGTON – The war of words between President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey may have just gone nuclear.

At a White House press conference this afternoon, Trump, in so many words, accused Comey of lying under oath when he testified before the Senate Intelligence committee on Thursday.

The president said two key points in Comey’s testimony were not true:

  • That he had asked the former FBI director to drop the investigation into former National Security adviser Michael Flynn,
  • And that he asked Comey to swear his loyalty to him.

Asked if he would give his version of events under oath the president replied, “One-hundred percent.”

Trump said he would be “glad” to repeat his assertions to special prosecutor Robert Mueller,  who is leading the investigation into whether Russia meddled in the 2016 election, and whether anyone on the Trump team colluded with Russia.

Trump ridiculed the contention that he would ask Comey for his loyalty.

“I hardly know the man,”said an incredulous Trump. “I’m not going to say I want you to pledge allegiance.”

“Who would that? Who would ask a man to pledge allegiance under oath? I mean, think of it, I hardly know the man. It doesn’t make sense. No, I didn’t say that and I didn’t say the other.”

By “the other,” Trump was referring to Comey’s contention the president had asked him to drop the FBI investigation into Flynn.

The president did say parts of Comey’s testimony vindicated what the president has been saying all along, Yesterday showed no there was collusion and no obstruction of justice.

But what it also revealed is that Comey is a “leaker.”

Trump fired Comey as FBI director on May 9.

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