Trump threatens to cancel all press briefings in 'fake media' tweet tirade

"I actually asked him" if I was under investigation, Trump told NBC's Lester Holt this week.

"And in fact when I made a decision to just do it, I said to myself, I said "you know, this Russian Federation thing, with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won", he said.

"As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with flawless accuracy!" "The president should immediately provide any such recordings to Congress or admit, once again, to have made a deliberately misleading - and in this case threatening - statement".

Matthew Miller, a former spokesman for the Department of Justice, said Comey fastidiously keeps evidence of potential wrongdoing to protect himself and the agency.

Donald Trump has said James Comey "better hope that there are no "tapes" in a tweet apparently warning the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation head over leaks of their private conversations.

Mr Trump disputed the contents of the report.

Former White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Friday rebuked President Trump for tweeting that it was "not possible" for his surrogates to have "perfect accuracy" in front of the press at all times.

Scotland needs choice on independence at end of Brexit -Sturgeon
And they claimed it destroyed the SNP's reason for demanding a second independence referendum - to keep Scotland in the EU. She said: "The starting point for Scotland is we'd use the pound until we made a decision to do something else".

"Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???"

Trump's displeasure with Comey has escalated rather quickly. "He said, 'You are not under investigation'".

That prompted the president to seemingly defend his top aides in a Friday morning tweet.

After Trump fired Comey on Vice President Mike Pence and White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the decision was based on the deputy attorney general and attorney general's recommendations.

The White House also changed its narrative about whether the president had chose to fire Comey based on the recommendations by Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

They all said it Trump made the decision only after Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his top deputy delivered memos to Trump calling for Comey's termination because he had circumvented Justice Department leadership twice previous year in his handling of Hillary Clinton's personal email server use as secretary of state.

"I want to find out if there was a problem in the election having to do with Russian Federation", he said.

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