Politics Trump: Answer About Comey Tapes Coming ‘In the Very Near Future’

23:30  09 june  2017
23:30  09 june  2017 Source:   U.S. News & World Report

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“Well I will tell you about that sometime in the very near future ,” Trump sidestepped when asked if the tapes actually exist.” Trump said he would be happy to testify under oath that he had not told Comey he expected loyalty from him

Trump : Answer About Comey Tapes Coming ‘ In the Very Near Future ’. Gabrielle Levy | June 9, 2017. The president promised to give an answer about the existence of tapes of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey ‘ in the very near future .’

U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis hold a joint news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House June 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images): U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis hold a joint news conference at the White House Friday.© (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis hold a joint news conference at the White House Friday.

President Donald Trump on Friday said he would soon reveal whether recordings of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey existed.

"Well, I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future," he said, in response to a reporter's question about the existence of such tapes, which Trump hinted at in a tweet last month.

"I'm not hinting anything," he said during a White House press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis when another reporter asked for clarification. "I'll tell you about it over a very short period of time."

What do Americans think about Comey, Trump and Russia?

  What do Americans think about Comey, Trump and Russia? <p>The firing of FBI Director James Comey last month opened up a floodgate of questions about President Trump and the investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia.</p>A CBS News poll in March found that 50 percent of Americans believe Russia interfered in the 2016 election. Forty percent said Russia interfered to help Mr. Trump, while 10 percent said the Russians interfered, but not necessarily to help Mr. Trump. Thirty-seven percent say there was no interference. There was a deep partisan split: only 26 percent of Republicans said Russia interfered in the election, compared to 74 percent of Democrats.

Trump came out looking the worst after Comey ’s testimony. Comey called Trump ’s bluff and invited him to release any tapes he might have of their interactions. Very unlikely. But he might. And the answer might be “yes.”

Senators asked many questions that Comey said he couldn't answer in a public setting because of the ongoing investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and whether Trump associates colluded in that On Thursday, Comey made clear that he hopes there actually are such tapes .

"Oh, you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don't worry," he cryptically predicted.

He maintained that some of Comey's testimony under oath before the Senate intelligence committee on Thursday was false but that it also "vindicated" his insistence there had been "no collusion" between his campaign and Russia and that his his conversations with Comey, in which Comey claimed Trump pressured him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, did not amount to obstruction of justice.

"Frankly, James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said. And some of the things that he said just aren't true," he said.

He flat denied one of Comey's claims that he had sought a pledge of loyalty.

"I hardly know the man. I'm not going to tell him to pledge allegiance," Trump said Friday. "I mean, think about it, who would ask a man to pledge allegiance under oath?"

And Trump said he would be willing to testify to his side of the story to those investigating Russia's meddling in the election and possible collusion between Russia and Trump's campaign.

"One hundred percent," he said.

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Friend: Comey experienced ‘grotesque impropriety’ from Trump .
Benjamin Wittes, who runs the Lawfare blog and is known to be a friend of former FBI Director James Comey, in a new interview said President Trump’s dinner with Comey amounted to “grotesque impropriety.”In an interview with BuzzFeed News, editor-in-chief Ben Smith asked Wittes why he decided to begin sharing details of his private conversations with Comey with the media.

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