President Donald Trump's personal attorney is planning to file a complaint against former FBI Director James Comey for details he revealed during his congressional testimony. "I hope you can let this go".
The circumstances in which Comey was sacked was questioned on a number of occasions and criticised by two separate senators. He painted a picture of an overbearing president who he did not trust and who pressured him to stop the FBI Flynn probe.
"The president tweeted on Friday after I got fired that I better hope there's not tapes", Comey recalled. 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. Asked if he would make that denial under oath, he said: "100 percent". His campaign and his White House were. In his written testimony, released Wednesday, Comey revealed that he had been gathering material since January 6.
After Trump fired Comey, the administration gave differing reasons for his dismissal.
Comey's memos about his meetings with Trump are now in Mueller's hands.
Mr Comey, who was sacked by Mr Trump in May, delivered a scathing indictment of the president on Thursday at a congressional hearing.
But, the President added, "There would be nothing wrong if I did say it, according to everybody that I've read today, but I did not say that".
"We will leave it the appropriate authorities to determine whether this leak should be investigated along with all those others being investigated".
Comey discussed this Thursday afternoon after Comey's public testimony on his firing and interactions with President Donald Trump, the source said.
Comey's accusations could further mire Trump's administration in legal difficulties.
Trump has begrudgingly accepted the US intelligence assessment that Russian Federation interfered with the election.
Kasowitz has denied that account, but he also argued that Comey's move "unilaterally and surreptitiously made unauthorized disclosures to the press of privileged communications with the president". "Well, I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future", he said at a joint press conference with his Romanian counterpart.
Two days before the hearing, Rubio and fellow intelligence committee member Sen. Karl asked, referring to Comey.
Russia's meddling, he said, was sophisticated and purposeful.
Trump's private attorney, Marc Kasowitz, seized on Comey's admission that he had orchestrated the public release of the information.
Comey said it was and still is the "high confident judgment" of the USA intelligence community that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 campaign.
The reporter then asked, "So he lied about that?" The opposite was the case as the firing created an enormous political firestorm that has stalled Trump's legislative agenda on Capitol Hill and taken over Washington.
Trump also says Comey confirmed a lot of what Trump had claimed about their interactions, though he says other parts of Comey's testimony "just weren't true". Who would ask a man to pledge allegiance under oath? But the sum total of his testimony undoubtedly has done real damage to Trump's already low credibility, despite his defenders' efforts to spin and dismiss.
She says she believes part of the problem is a lack of shut-eye.
Comey said that in a March 30 phone call, Trump "described the Russian Federation investigation as "a cloud" that was impairing his ability to act on behalf of the country".
"That combination of things I'd never experienced before but it led me to believe that I got to write it down, and I got to write it down in a very detailed way".