Regarding the possibility of tapes of the conversations between Trump and Comey - a possibility Trump himself raised on Twitter - he demurred.
At a private White House dinner on January 27, just days after the billionaire took office, Comey said Trump appeared to want to "create some sort of patronage relationship" with him.
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"No collusion. No obstruction".
The testimony of James Comey, erstwhile director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was a wildly anticipated flashpoint in this rare drama.
Mr Comey's testimony is certain to dominate the question-and-answer session when Mr Trump faces the press at the White House later on Friday in a joint news conference with Romania's president.
During his Thursday testimony, Comey said he hoped Trump would produce the tapes if he had them.
And Comey admitted he asked a friend to leak those notes to a reporter, betting - correctly - that the details would prompt the appointment of a special prosecutor.
JAMES COMEY, Former Director, FBI: I need to get that out into the public square.
During one White House dinner, Comey recalled that the president asked him for "loyalty" and to lay off his former national security adviser Michael Flynn - who is under criminal investigation over his Russian Federation ties - imploring Comey to "let this go". "I'm not going to say, 'I want you to pledge allegiance.' Who would do that?"
"I don't think it's for me to say whether the conversation I had with the president was an effort to obstruct".
"I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the near future", he said.
Trump also accused Comey of providing a false account of the "loyalty pledge" incident. I'm not hinting at anything... Thank you very much. "He managed to stay off the social media channel during Comey's testimony but his son Donald jnr ran live interference by asserting that when his father "'orders or tells' you to do something there is no ambiguity, you will know exactly what he means".
In the Rose Garden Friday, the president was asked whether such tapes existed.
Mr Trump's personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz attacked Comey after his testimony for leaking what he called "privileged communications" to the media.
The Republican president stopped short of saying that Mr Comey lied under oath.
After Comey's hearing Thursday, Committee Chair Richard Burr, R-N.C., said that at some point in the coming days, he and Vice Chair Mark Warner, D-Va., will meet with Mueller's team to discuss how the Senate can continue its investigation without interfering with Mueller's separate criminal probe.
After, it seemed like the president might have been confused about the question. "And some of the things that he said just weren't true". Trump said "no" when asked if he demanded a loyalty pledge from Comey.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: One hundred percent. "I will tell you, I didn't say that", the president told ABC News's Jonathan Karl.
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.
WILLIAM BRANGHAM: On the other side of the aisle, Democrats pounced on Comey's claims about the president.
"And I think you saw today the overwhelming majority of the intel members, Democrats and Republicans, feel that Jim Comey is credible".
All of this yields a picture of a president who does not want all the facts known.
While disputing Comey's testimony, Trump castigated the entire hearing as "just an excuse" to blame their election loss on a false narrative about Russian Federation. They also asked the White House for any memos or recordings of the meetings, if they exist.
Or to put it another way, the deal with the DUP represents life or death both for the new government and for Mrs May as PM. The deal sits uneasily with some Conservatives because of the DUP's opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage.
If there's anything President Donald Trump has been consistent about, it's his dislike of leakers in his administration. Kellyanne Conway allegedly leaked information about her colleagues during a Washington DC party last week.
A curfew will be relaxed for 12 hours on Saturday in Mandsaur city and Pipliamandi but police said restrictions will continue. State Ministers and the kin of the peasants killed in police firing earlier urged the Chief Minister to end his fast.
The gunmen fled following the attack, the sources said, adding that the shooting appeared to be an incident of targeted killing. Unidentified motorcyclists opened fired on a police check post in Gen area of Chakki Shahwani on Saryab Road, Quetta .
Parma - Nella città che fu la Stalingrado 5 stelle nel 2012, l'uscente ed ex grillino Pizzarotti non ce la fa al primo turno. Ad Alessandria la sfida a due sarà tra la candidata del centrosinistra Rossa con lo sfidante del centrodestra Cuttica.
Sissons' penalty was one of 14 given to the Predators with 10 handed out to Pittsburgh for a total of 100 penalty minutes. Subban (76) during the first period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh.
Ellis, 26, has 13 points in 21 playoff games this postseason after recording 16 goals and 22 assists during the regular season. It was a feat Ken Dryden, Patrick Roy and Cam Ward could not accomplish - and Murray closed it out with back-to-back shutouts.
She also promised there would be no delays in negotiations with the European Union , which are scheduled to begin June 19. The voters didn't give it to her - nearly 60 percent of those who voted Thursday rejected the Conservatives .
In view of such a situation, the report quoted a top source as saying that Kohli has been told to "adjust" for a while more. A decision on Kumble is now expected to be taken at the BCCI's SGM on June 26.
Thousands Rally, March In US For LGBT Rights
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1 winning Powerball ticket sold in California worth $447M
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The 71 Annual Tony Awards took place Sunday night in NY , with Kevin Spacey handling hosting duties for the first time. Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Gavin Creel, " Hello, Dolly! ". "There isn't just one".
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