1. Donald Trump accuses former FBI director James Comey of lying under oath at Senate hearing

Donald Trump accuses former FBI director James Comey of lying under oath at Senate hearing

US President Donald Trump on Friday accused the former FBI director, James B. Comey of lying under oath to Congress in testimony that the president dismissed as a politically motivated proceeding.

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US President Donald Trump on Friday accused the former FBI director, James B. Comey of lying under oath to Congress in testimony that the president dismissed as a politically motivated proceeding. As reported by the New York Times, Trump during a news conference with the visiting Romanian president said that Comey’s comments on Thursday in which he implied that the president fired him for pressing forward with the Russia investigation, showed no collusion with Russia or obstruction of an investigation. “Yesterday showed no collusion, no obstruction,” he said. According to the reports, Comey told Congress that the president had not personally been under investigation while he was in the post. He said that his testimony provided a harsh backstory that strongly suggested that Donald Trump had tried to influence his handling of the matter. However, Trump denied that he had ever asked Comey to drop the FBI investigation into ties of his former national security adviser and Russia, or asked for a pledge of loyalty, as Comey asserted on Thursday.

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Earlier on Friday, US President Donald Trump responded to former FBI Director’s accusations that he made during a Senate hearing and dubbed them all as ‘total and complete vindication’. The US President took to Twitter and said there were many false statements in Comey’s testimony to US Congress. Trump, who did not post anything about the hearing before Comey’s appearance in front of the Senate intelligence committee on Thursday said, “Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication…and WOW, Comey is a leaker!”

However, it still remains unclear what exactly Trump was referring to as Comey accused him of many things during his hearing.

 

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