Trump in tweets, Calls Ex FBI Chief Comey a 'Leaker' After Testimony

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Congressmen seeking any tape recordings of Comey with Trump

He knows it; Comey knows it; everyone knows and Trump confirmed it Friday during a Rose Garden news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.

Trump said he was "100 per cent" willing to speak under oath about his version. When Trump was asked if that was true, he answered, "No. No".

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I'm not hinting anything.

Shortly after he fired Comey in May, Trump tweeted "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" The president has said maybe there is, maybe there isn't'.

So if there are no tapes, we are to accept that the president of the United States is creating confusion and conspiracy only to debunk his own created confusion and conspiracy because he's a damn mad man!

Trump also said he would be willing to speak to Robert Mueller, special counsel appointed by the Justice Department to investigate allegations that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

Earlier on Friday, Trump took to Twitter to declare "total and complete vindication" in response to Comey's testimony.

Several Republican politicians also criticised Mr Comey for disclosing memos he had written in the aftermath of his private conversations with Mr Trump and branded the leaks "inappropriate".

WILLIAM BRANGHAM: On the other side of the aisle, Democrats pounced on Comey's claims about the president. "Don't worry", Trump said. "No plausible case. We must distinguish crimes from" political "sins".

"Everything that went on in the Comey testimony was basically ridiculous", Trump Jr. said during an appearance on Fox News" Justice with Judge Jeanine.

Former FBI director James Comey is sworn in before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017.

But the self-imposed silence didn't last.

Comey's testimony underscored the discord that had soured their relationship.

Comey prepared detailed personal memos after his conversations with the president.

They told reporters to anticipate action from their end - in addition to floating interest in testimony from Jeh Johnson, the former director of the Department of Homeland Security under former President Barack Obama.

Sen. Susan Collins, a moderate Republican, said Congress needs to obtain any tapes the president might have of his dealings with the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Mr Comey was leading that probe. In his testimony, Comey said that after he was sacked and Trump's May 12 tweet, he gave the memos to Richman with the intent that they be leaked to the media.

"Clearly the impression that Comey had, and I think anyone would have, is that he was being essentially ordered to do so", Reed said, who serves as an Ex Officio member of the Intelligence Committee.

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