'Very Cowardly!': Trump Lashes Out at Comey Over Leaks, Questions Their Legality

Cheryl Sanders
June 14, 2017

Days after that, Mr Sessions also corrected his confirmation hearing testimony to inform the committee about the two meetings with Mr Kislyak.

But Trump continued to tease whether there were recordings of his conversations with Comey. "Cotton", he said. "It's just like 'Through the Looking Glass.' I mean, what is this?"

"Yesterday showed no collusion, no obstruction", Trump said.

The president had said Comey's testimony vindicates his assertion that Trump himself was not personally under the investigation.

Following Comey's testimony, "it is important that I have the opportunity to address these matters in the appropriate forum", Sessions wrote to Shelby, who chairs the US Senate appropriations panel he was scheduled to address. "Our judgment, as I recall, was that he was very close and inevitably going to recuse himself for a variety of reasons", Comey said during his questioning. "And some of the things that he said just weren't true".

Democratic senators expressed frustration with Sessions on several occasions.

"No, I don't believe I ever did", Sessions said. "Americans don't want to hear that answers to relevant questions are privileged or off limits".

Sessions, however, seemed to struggle as he was asked to name the policy he cited. His recent tweets have generally focused on jobs and White House summits.

REPORTER: So if [Special Counsel] Robert Mueller wanted to speak with you about that, you would be willing to talk to him? Admiral Rogers testified that the President never "directed [him] to do anything. illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate" and never "pressured [him] to do so". He does not acknowledge the unanimous conclusions of the US intelligence community that Russian Federation massively intervened in our election.

Senator Kamala Harris once again found herself interrupted by her male colleagues during Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Congressional testimony Tuesday.

Sessions insisted he stepped aside from the Russian Federation investigation because he was a principal adviser to the Trump campaign, not because he did something wrong or was a subject of the probe.

However, as Trump didn't follow up the the comments or push the matter further, "it looks like what I called a pretty light touch", said Lankford.

He branded the president a liar and said Trump urged him to abandon the investigation into the former national security adviser Michael Flynn, an allegation Trump has denied. Sessions stood by his statement that Comey was sacked because of mismanagement of the department.

Richman already has been in touch with the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is seeking Comey's memos as part of its own probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign and connections to the Trump campaign.

Ari Fleischer, who served as former President George W. Bush's press secretary, also cautioned that Trump should "stop talking" because it could lead to "a perjury trap". "But that in itself is not problematic". "I'll tell you about it over a short period of time".

As he publicly stated the next day, he did say to Mr. Comey, "General Flynn is a good guy, he has been through a lot" and also "asked how is General Flynn is doing".

Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, said he believes the Comey disclosure violated Federal Bureau of Investigation regulations but said the Office of Professional Responsibility may be reluctant to look into an disciplinary allegation against a former rather than current employee.

Members of the intelligence committee are in the middle of an investigation and have "access to relevant, classified information", Sessions said.

Mueller's efforts came under new scrutiny on June 12, when a Trump confidante said Trump was considering firing Mueller.

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