House Intelligence Committee requests Comey's Trump meeting notes, White House tapes

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President Donald Trump said fired FBI Director James Comey lied in his Senate testimony and that he would be willing to testify under oath that he didn't demand a pledge of personal loyalty from Comey.

"Yes", Comey testified. "The president tweeted on Friday after I got fired that I better hope there's not tapes".

The White House has seized on Mr Comey's confirmation that Mr Trump personally was not under investigation over his ties to Russian Federation to declare a victory of sorts. "I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the near future", he told the press. "Who would do that?"

"Yesterday showed no collusion, no obstruction", Mr Trump said in the White House Rose Garden during a news conference with the Romanian president, Klaus Iohannis.

Asked on Friday if he would be willing to go under oath to give his version of his interactions with Comey, Trump replied, "100 percent".

It concerns a time when Mr Comey was leading an FBI investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election and its ties to the Trump campaign.

Mr Comey says Mr Trump fired him because of his Russian Federation inquiry.

The committee also sent a letter to Mr Comey asking for any notes or memos about the discussions he had with Mr Trump before being abruptly fired last month. Under intense questioning from members of both USA political parties, Mr. Comey pulled a few punches, a necessity when being asked about matters of national security, but he also delivered a series of political haymakers that left no doubt about the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's assessment of Mr. Trump's integrity.

Comey delivered scathing remarks about the president on Thursday at a congressional hearing and testified that Trump had asked him to drop a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into former aide Michael Flynn and his alleged ties to Russian Federation.

Reps. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, and Adam Schiff, D-Calif., quickly announced they had written to Donald McGahn, the White House counsel, requesting that any recordings or memos about Trump's conversations with Comey be furnished to the intelligence committee within two weeks.

Trump also said that Comey's testimony "vindicated" the president and that everything in it was "basically ridiculous".

The Trump administration has also highlighted the fact Comey stopped short of accusing the president of obstructing justice - a potentially impeachable offense. During his campaign, Trump often said it was time to "drain the swamp" in Washington of corrupt and self-dealing insiders. He also said he didn't ask Comey to drop an investigation of Flynn.

"Yes, I was on Judiciary Cmte that impeached Clinton/sent him for trial in the Senate for matters less serious than the ones before us now", Inglis tweeted Friday.

If Trump had simply focused on making great deals for America - whatever that means - rather than obsessing over the Democrat-fueled myth that he was being investigated, he wouldn't have an approval rating in the mid-30s, and the Democrats would be on their heels.

The attorney is expected to file a complaint with the Justice Department inspector general about the revelation next week, according to a person close to the legal team who agreed to speak before the filing on condition that the person's name is not used.

President Donald Trump surprisingly refrained from tweeting during James Comey's testimony. Mueller's current appointment authority doesn't cover investigation of the FBI or its former director.

Facing a Senate committee Thursday, Comey portrayed Trump as dismissive of the FBI's independence.

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