More Americans Believe Comey Over Trump

Cheryl Sanders
June 24, 2017

Mueller was appointed to lead the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, including possible links to Trump's campaign, after the president fired Comey over his handling of the investigation.

Trump's admission came one day before a deadline on which he had been ordered to produce whatever such recordings he might have.

Trump responded at that time, via Twitter, that Comey "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" "And if you look back before he heard about that I think maybe he wasn't admitting that".

"You never know what's out there when you see that the Obama administration, and perhaps longer than that, was doing all of this unmasking and surveillance", Trump explained.

Forty-five percent of respondents say they are more likely to believe Comey's version of events from his June 8 testimony to the U.S. Senate, versus 22 percent who are more likely to believe what Trump has said, NBC News reported. Trump said he was concerned that Mueller had retained lawyers who had previously contributed to Democrats. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director has only offered his story publicly once, in testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, although his associates provided some details to the news media before that.

Asked if his tweet about the possibility that recordings existed was 'a smart way to make sure he stayed honest in those hearings, ' he said: 'It wasn't very stupid, I can tell you that'. "I think they will probably get there".

Asked if the president records any Oval Office conversations, Sanders replied: 'Not that I'm aware of.' She gave the same answer to a question about whether Trump ever had recordings and then erased them.

Trump also expressed hope that House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi remains in her leadership position because it is beneficial to Republicans. "But there's been no collusion, no obstruction, and virtually everybody agrees to that".

"I have been here only five months, people saying, 'Where is the health care?' Well, I have done in five months what other people haven't done in years", Trump added.

Some lawmakers and congressional aides said the White House was concerned about a provision that would require Trump to obtain Congress' approval before easing any sanctions on Russian Federation.

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