President Trump on Friday denied asking fired FBI Director James B. Comey for a loyalty oath or requesting that he drop the investigation into former national security advisor Mike Flynn, and said he would be "100%" willing to testify under oath.
“I hardly know the man," Trump said of Comey during a Rose Garden news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. "I’m not going to say 'I want you to pledge allegiance.'”
Of Comey's Senate Intelligence Committee testimony that Trump asked him to drop the Flynn investigation. the president said, “I didn't say that.”
President Trump’s personal attorney is planning to file a complaint against former FBI Director James Comey over details Comey revealed during his congressional testimony, a source told the Associated Press.
Trump’s legal team will file a complaint early next week with the Justice Department’s inspector general, according to a person close to the legal team who agreed to speak on condition of anonymity. The complaint will take issue with Comey’s revelation that he asked a friend to pass along to a reporter notes he took of his private conversations with the president.
The team is also expected to file a submission with the Senate Judiciary Committee.
With the financial system imploding in 2008, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke implored Congress to authorize $700 billion to bail out the banks or risk a total meltdown.
His actions then represented a key milestone on the Texas Republican’s path to becoming a powerful House committee chairman and a pivotal player in the GOP effort to reduce financial regulation in the Trump era.
For a few brief hours, America was united once more.
Red state, blue state. Rural, citified. Black, white. Deep-breathing in a yoga pose, or slowly sipping an eye-opening Bloody Mary at a corner tavern.
James B. Comey, the former FBI director-turned-Trump-tormenter, caused millions of Americans to halt whatever they were doing Thursday morning and turn eyes and ears to his stolid yet gripping testimony before a Senate committee plumbing the depth of Russian meddling in last year’s presidential campaign.
Even as the controversy over Russian meddling in U.S. elections engulfs Washington, the Trump administration is considering easing some punishments the Obama administration levied against Moscow for those alleged abuses, officials said Thursday.
Senior State Department officials are in talks with Russian officials over returning two compounds in the U.S. that the Obama administration seized last December after the intelligence community concluded that Moscow had attempted to interfere in the presidential electoral campaign.
"Those discussions are ongoing," State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. "That is one of the issues, the dachas, that remains an irritant and something that they have certainly asked us to address."