Trump '100 percent' Willing To Respond To Comey Under Oath

Asked by a reporter if he had told Comey to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Flynn, Trump said, "I didn't say that". McSally, who represents a closely divided district targeted by Democrats, expressed concerns that the House majority could be at risk partly because of "distractions" from Trump and his tweets.

Also during his testimony, Comey repeatedly called Trump a liar.

Former FBI director James Comey speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington.

Comey's testimony was the most eagerly anticipated US congressional hearing in years. When she seemed certain to win, in late October 2016, he feared Republicans might blame him for ensuring her victory, and so he re-opened the Clinton investigation in a public way.

His dry quip at a riveting Senate hearing that he was "between opportunities" vastly understates the career prospects now available to him - not to mention potential benefits from the public's fascination with a man who has commanded respect while drawing outrage from both political parties. "I tend to place more credence in testimony that's given under oath".

Trump's offer to testify under oath would pit his word against Comey's before federal investigators. That was an excuse by the Democrats who lost an election that some people think they shouldn't have lost, because it's nearly impossible for the Democrats to lose the Electoral College, as you know. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) told Independent Journal Review afterward. "I think asking for loyalty is something that would not be unusual, that you would ask anybody serving in these types of positions".

Others sided with Trump more easily. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) laughed it off. "That didn't bother me one bit".

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"I didn't say that", Trump said Friday. "Everything he has told me has come to a fruition and has been truthful".

Comey said he refused on all points, told senators of the detailed memos he had written after his conversations with Trump and said he hoped those conversations were taped because he is confident of their veracity.

And Republicans close to the investigation are similarly pained by the questions raised by the conflicting accounts. Comey merely testified that the FBI investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign did not extend to Trump himself during the time Comey was leading the FBI. Trump tweeted Friday morning.

Reporters asked Blunt if he stood by that assessment, even though Trump's version of events was incompatible with Comey's. Blunt denied the two accounts differ.

Four members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, including Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein, had set a Friday deadline for Richman to respond after Comey testified that he gave the memo to him and asked him to anonymously disclose it to the media in an attempt to prompt the naming of a special counsel. Blunt ignored the premise of the differing stories and repeated that those conversations would not have been illegal if they took place. "And there would be nothing wrong if I did say it according to everybody that I've read today, but I did not say that", he said.

Friends and colleagues say the father of five reveled in his public service.

The Record ( ) reports Comey and his wife, Patrice Failor, attended Mass with Comey's 83-year-old father at Guardian Angel Roman Catholic Church on Sunday.

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