President Trump announced Friday that he is “100 percent” willing to testify under oath about his conversations with the former FBI Director, in order to dispute allegations made by James Comey.
When asked during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden if he would testify under oath to Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading the Russian probe into election interference, Trump stated: “One hundred percent. I would be glad to tell him exactly what I told you.”
The president gave his first remarks following Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday and accused Comey of falsifying what was actually said during their private conversations.
Trump also denied asking Comey to drop the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn as well as requesting his personal loyalty.
“I didn’t say that,” Trump said.
“There would be nothing wrong if I did say it, according to everybody that I’ve read today,” Trump added. “But I did not say that.”
As far as the alleged loyalty pledge, the president responded, “I hardly know the man, I’m gonna say, ‘I want you to pledge allegiance.’ Who would ask a man to pledge allegiance under oath? I mean think of it. I hardly know the man. It doesn’t make sense.”
“No, I didn’t say that and I didn’t say the other,” he said.
Save the tape — Trump denies he told Comey to let Flynn investigation go or asked for loyalty
Willing to testify under oath?
Trump: “100%” pic.twitter.com/oDeIrAy694
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) June 9, 2017
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