Trump willing to testify about Comey

President Trump says he's willing "one hundred percent" to testify under oath about his conversations with former FBI Director.

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was willing to testify under oath about his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey in the wake of Comey’s congressional testimony on Thursday.

"One hundred percent," Trump said Friday when asked, during a joint news conference with the President of Romania, about his willingness to deliver sworn testimony.

He also indirectly accused Comey of perjury when he adamantly denied Comey’s claim that the President asked him to end the FBI's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a close Trump confidante.

"I didn't say that," Trump said, according to CNN.

Earlier on Friday, two sources told CNN that Trump's legal team plans to file a complaint against Comey with the Justice Department Inspector General and the Senate judiciary committee early next week.

The complaint will focus on Comey's testimony that he gave a friend the content of memos about his conversations with Trump and asked the friend to then give that information to a reporter.

Comey said Friday that he gave the friend -- later identified as Daniel Richman, a longtime Comey confidante and Columbia University professor -- the information after Trump tweeted that he may have tapes of his conversations with the fired FBI director.

"My judgment was I needed to get that out into the public square. So I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter," Comey said Thursday, according to CNN.

Trump's attorney, Marc Kasowitz, could file the complaints early next week, one source said.

On Thursday, Kasowitz blasted Comey for that part of the testimony, saying the former FBI Director improperly leaked “privileged communications” with the president.

Kasowitz, despite the criticism of Comey, rejected the notion that his testimony could lead to trouble for Trump.

The lawyer said Comey “finally confirmed” that Trump was personally not under investigation by the FBI in its Russia probe, adding that the president “never sought to impede” the inquiry.

On Wednesday, hours after sections of Comey’s planned remarks of his testimony were released, Kasowitz said that Trump feels “completely and totally vindicated” and |is eager to move forward with his agenda.”

The President himself accused Comey of lying and leaking Friday on Twitter.

"Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication...and WOW, Comey is a leaker!" Trump tweeted Friday morning.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)








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