James Comey has really fired the floor by releasing statements about President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation. The president of the United States is not taking this lightly and will be taking legal actions against former FBI Director James Comey.
Donald Trump is now all set to file a complaint against ex-FBI chief James Comey with the help of his lawyers. The president’s legal team is confirmed to be preparing a file against all the false claims Comey made during his testimony. Mainly, the complaint will contain an illegal distribution of official memos to the New York Times by the former FBI director.
At a press conference with the visiting Romanian President, Klaus Iohannis, Trump said he was “100 percent” willing to testify under oath that he did not ask Comey for loyalty or pressure him over former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
“Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication… and WOW, Comey is a leaker,” Trump tweeted. He later announced a new FBI director.
I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2017
However, the president refused to admit that the tape of any such conversation exists but claims that James Comey lied under oath.
“I’ll tell you about that maybe sometime in the near future. You’re going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer.”
Lawyer Marc Kasowitz will file the complaint against the ex-FBI chief with the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Justice Department’s inspector general. The complaint will also contain the fact that U.S. President Donald Trump was never under investigation for his alleged ties to Russia or during the inquiry of Michael Flynn’s illegal ties. According to former FBI director James Comey, the FBI is trying to look for better reasons to fire him and the White House is trying to defame him.
“I was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting, and so I thought it really important to document.”
Looks like Comey will have a long run against fighting off Trump’s lawyer, who have flatly denied two of Comey’s key claims – that the president put pressure on him over Flynn and demanded his loyalty. They even accused him of leaking the story to the press.
Comey believes that he had been sacked because of the FBI’s Russia investigation, which Donald Trump has been questioned about a lot of times. He further revealed during his testimony that he had given the story about Trump putting pressure on him to the New York Times, in order to prompt the appointment of a special counsel, which had duly happened the next day.
“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go… I need loyalty [and Trump asked Comey to] lift the cloud [of the Russia investigation.]”
The Late Show host Stephen Colbert took a deep dig on President Trump saying that he should be “under oath.”
“‘Under Oath’ is nice but to make sure Trump is honest, we need him to testify ‘On an Access Hollywood Bus.'”
The reference to “Access Hollywood bus” was the infamous statement made by Donald Trump to host Billy Bush. Trump had apparently been bragging about grabbing women’s genitals. He later clarified it poorly by calling it “locker room talk.”
Meanwhile, it is reported that nearly 20 million people tuned in for television coverage of former FBI Director James Comey’s congressional testimony on Thursday, June 8, 2017, across the six big networks – ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC.
ABC had the most viewers, with 3.3 million, followed by Fox News that had nearly 3.1 million viewership. CNN had the top spot among adults between the ages of 25 and 54 and came in a close third with 3.05 million viewers. Many even streamed James Comey’s testimony online.
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