Trump won't say if Comey conversations were taped

Trump won't say if Comey conversations were taped

During his Senate testimony Thursday, Comey said he relished the idea of recordings of his conversations with Trump becoming public, saying, "Lordy, I hope there are tapes", and seeming to taunt the president at one point, remarking, "Release all the tapes - I'm good with it".

Trump said Friday that he was "committing the United States to Article 5".

He says, "Well, I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future".

Speaking beside Iohannis, Trump suggested his pressure on other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members had had an effect.

But Comey repeatedly refused to say in the Senate hearing whether he thought Trump had obstructed justice.

Asked if he would speak under oath, Trump launched into what started as a declaration but ended as a near-unintelligible ramble.

Kasowitz quickly endorsed Comey's acknowledgment of Trump's statement that he had told the president three times he was not a target of any FBI investigation, and he said Trump felt vindicated. This is arguably the most moonwalking-ass administration ever in the history of president-ing, so I don't believe anything that the president says.

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Beijing's maritime claims in the South China Sea were nullified past year by the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration. Pakistan was singled out as a likely location and it is already the largest buyer of Chinese-made arms.

The president ducked twice when asked whether he had recorded his chats with Comey, as he had once suggested.

Comey said he felt uncomfortable with the nature of his personal meetings with Trump, including a private dinner at the White House. I have no idea why Trump created the idea of taped conversations if he didn't have any tapes but I don't understand anything that this president does.

During the campaign and in his first months in office, Trump was highly critical of the amount that other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member states gave for defense spending. "I will tell you over a very short period of time".

Trump has claimed "total vindication" over the hearing's revelations, all while ripping the "false statements and lies" that surround the ongoing investigations on Russian Federation. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief has said the decision was now in the hands of special counsel Mueller.

Harvard Law School professor Mark Tushnet said onlookers should keep in mind that Comey knows much more than he can say, calling his testimony a "big deal".

"I found him to be credible, candid and thorough", Collins said of Comey on MSNBC's "Morning Joe".

Trump's decision to weigh in personally on Comey's testimony represented a sharp shift in strategy for the White House and could come with political risk for Trump, who has potentially undermined himself legally on other matters through his tweets, including his attempt to impose a "travel ban" on immigrants from some majority-Muslim countries.

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