Trump dismisses ex-FBI director Comey as a 'leaker'

Mr Comey also said Mr Trump asked him in January to pledge loyalty to the President, an unusual request that would put in doubt the independence of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The "collusion" reference is apparently to the White House's long-running contention that there is no evidence Trump's campaign colluded with Russian attempts to undermine the election.

Trump met with Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov the day after Comey was sacked and said that a "great pressure" around the investigation had been "taken off".

He portrayed Mr Trump as a chief executive dismissive of the FBI's independence and made clear that he interpreted Mr Trump's request to end an investigation into his former national security adviser as an order coming from the president.

"The president said he is going to address the issue of the tapes, whether the tapes exist or not, next week", Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow told ABC's "This Week".

"I hardly know the man".

"I think now that this is all passed, he can go back to doing what he promised he was gonna do", said Trump Jr.

Taking questions at the White House, the President of the United States said, to the world, "Should I take one of the killer networks, that treat me so badly, as fake news?"

Earlier on Friday, Trump, via Twitter, accused Comey of lying under oath and leaking details of a conversation about which Trump had threatened there might be tapes.

Comey said he told Trump in multiple conversations that he was not being personally investigated and said the president implored him to make that public.

The former FBI director also appeared to confirm Trump's statements that, on three occasions, Comey told the president he was not personally under investigation with regard to Russian Federation. After the hearing, Kasowitz denied all the damning parts of Comey's testimony.

Under oath Thursday, Comey repeatedly called Trump a liar - Trump responded Friday by saying Comey was a liar.

"James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said".

The White House was reportedly relieved with the testimony of James Comey, who failed to deliver any single breakthrough moment during his three-hour hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

While Trump's staunchest supporters have tried to paint Comey's testimony as vindication for the president, few Republicans who don't work for Trump stepped in to defend the president's version of his contacts with Comey. Should I take one of the killer networks that treat me so badly as fake news? "I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel", Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee about his orchestrated leak.

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