Donald Trump on Friday accused James Comey of telling lies and said that he was prepared to testify under oath against the former FBI director, who said the US president had suggested to him to abandon an investigation into one of his former advisers, General Micheal Flynn.
The President, at a press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, promised to say “in the very near future” if he held records of his private conversations with James Comey, as he had insinuated at one time but warned that the public will be very disappointed when they hear the answer.
Mr. Comey, dismissed on May 9, said this week to a Senate commission that the billionaire President had asked him to drop a section of the Russian investigation of General Michael Flynn, former National Security Advisor of the President.
“There would be nothing wrong if I had done it, according to all the people I read today, but I did not say that,” said Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House .
He added that he was “100%” willing to testify under oath, especially before the special prosecutor Robert Mueller, who has been supervising since last month all aspects of the investigation of Russian interference in the presidential campaign, Including, according to Mr. Comey, a possible obstruction of justice. He also denied that he had asked Mr. Comey for “loyalty”.
The hearing of the former head of the FBI “showed no collusion, no hindrance,” assured Donald Trump. “Everything is going very well, it was an excuse for the Democrats who had just lost an election that some people said would be untenable.”
“Frankly James Comey confirmed many things I had said, and some of the things he put forward were not true,” he added.