Donald Trump Jr. appears to contradict father's account of private Comey meeting

Donald Trump Jr. appears to contradict father's account of private Comey meeting

Marc Kasowitz, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, offered an official statement in response to fired FBI Director James Comey's Senate testimony yesterday, in which Comey claimed he felt the President directed him to end the investigation into Michael Flynn, President Trump's former national security adviser.

Following a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis at the White House, Trump told a press conference he would be "100-per-cent" willing to testify under oath to a special counsel about his conversations with Comey.

Trump lashed out at Comey, dubbing him a "leaker" for indirectly providing reporters with the contents of his memos summarizing their private conversations in the weeks before he was sacked.

White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders also defended Trump, responding to Comey's assertion that the president had repeatedly lied. Comey on Thursday had said he would welcome the release of such recordings, if they exist.

Comey has accused Trump of firing him to derail an investigation into Russian interference in USA elections and then lying about the motives for the move.

During Comey's testimony, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation head painted a clear picture of Trump as a remarkably dishonest man without an ethical bone in his body.

Putin: US always interfered in Russian elections, especially in 2012
Putin said that a slump in oil prices had been a more important factor in Russia's economic slowdown than the sanctions. Mr Putin stressed that the economy was now back to growth, though, and said maintaining that trend was his priority.

"When he tells you to do something, guess what, there's no ambiguity in it", Trump Jr. said of his father.

On Thursday, Comey had accused Trump of firing him to try to undermine the FBI's investigation of possible collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russian Federation in alleged efforts to influence last year's presidential election.

The Republican president took to twitter earlier in the day, claiming "total and complete vindication". Legal experts and pundits say that, along with the firing of Comey itself, could amount to obstruction of justice. "I mean, I will tell you, I didn't say that".

"You and I are friends: "Hey, I hope this happens, but you've got to do your job". Comey merely testified that the FBI investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign did not extend to Trump himself during the time Comey was leading the FBI.

Trump Jr. said this suggests Comey could be behind further leaks of information that have plagued the administration.

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