Trump brands former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief a 'leaker'

Trump fires back with Twitter after longest drought since he announced his candidacy

Trump fires back with Twitter after longest drought since he announced his candidacy

"Twitter helped make Donald Trump president". He added: "Oh you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don't worry".

Schumer, in his statement, said the delays are because many nominees had "conflicts of interest and incomplete ethics agreements when they were named". Trump was denying Comey's testimony that Trump told him in February, after demanding that others leave the room, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go".

The bot was created on Sunday, and hasn't turned any of Trump's old tweets into statements, but surely it's worth a follow for the comedic relief of seeing Trump's words and potential spelling mistakes of the future end up looking like press releases.

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

Trump said he would be willing to testify under oath and would tell his story to special counsel Robert Mueller, appointed to oversee the FBI investigation into whether the president's campaign colluded with Russian officials.

A case in point: He said he never asked Comey for loyalty. The House intelligence committee is seeking any tapes of the conversations.

Collins, a member of the Senate intelligence committee, which is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election, said Comey's motivation "may have been a good one".

"I am not hinting at anything", Trump said, twice declining to elaborate.

Trump's tweet came one day after Kellyanne Conway, for instance, visited NBC's Today to excoriate the press for covering Trump's explosive Twitter tirade about his "travel ban", and his attack of the mayor of London shortly after attackers in that city killed seven. And Trump's use of Twitter gives us that access in ways that would be unimaginable if he was a more orthodox or traditional president.

Does this rise to the level of obstruction of justice?

Operating under the handle Real Press Sec., the bot will automatically populate tweets from the president by scraping his Twitter feed every five minutes.

"I hardly know the man".

"It was clear that the president asked Mr Comey to do an inappropriate action, and that was to drop the investigation of General Michael Flynn", Senator Susan Collins told CNN.

Mr Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, disputed both statements after the hearing, essentially pitting the two accounts against each other.

He said that he'd carefully documented his interactions with Trump because he anxious Trump would misrepresent them, and accused the administration of spreading "lies, plain and simple" about the reasons for his firing.

Sen. Susan Collins, a moderate Republican, said Congress needs to obtain any tapes the president might have of his dealings with the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

Trump abruptly fired Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on May 9, later admitting that the Russian Federation probe was on his mind at the time.

"Lordy, I hope there are tapes", Comey said, suggesting such evidence would back up his account over the president's.

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