- President Trump's claim that he is willing to testify under oath, following James Comey's testimony on Capitol Hill last week. "President Trump saying another", Schumer added.
President Donald Trump on Friday accused James Comey, the fired FBI director, of lying under oath to Congress, saying he would gladly provide sworn testimony disputing Comey's charge that the president forced him out because of his handling of the investigation into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russian Federation. The White House has been buffeted by suggestions of possible ties between Trump's campaign and Vladimir Putin's government.
In recent days, the two men [Comey and Trump] have offered differing accounts of whether Mr. Trump asked Mr. Comey in private conversations within the White House complex to ease off the FBI's probe of former national security adviser Mike Flynn.
On Friday, after explosive testimony from Comey in Congress repeated the claims that Trump pressured him over Flynn, Trump responded angrily, calling Comey a liar. Dianne Feinstein of California has said there should be further investigation.
Reed said he also wants to know if Sessions had more meetings with Russian officials as a Trump campaign adviser than have been disclosed.
Conway stressed that Democratic Sen. Feinstein is the top Democrat on that panel and a member of both.
Sessions stepped aside in March from the federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the campaign after acknowledging that he had met twice a year ago with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. The former senator from Alabama told lawmakers at his January confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign. Comey declined to elaborate in an open setting. "Of course, we'd have to consult with Prosecutor Mueller before doing it", Senator Chuck Schumer, who is from NY, told CBS' 'Face the Nation' on Saturday.