Donald Trump went full Donald Trump the day after fired FBI Director James Comey hearing this week gave damning testimony in the most eagerly anticipated U.S. congressional hearing in years. Today began with early-morning aggro tweets from the President. Then, taking reporter's questions at a press conference with the President of Romania, Trump accused Comey of lying under oath to Congress.
Bottom line: Trump is unequivocally accusing James Comey of lying under oath.
That's a big deal.
— Matthew Nussbaum (@MatthewNussbaum) June 9, 2017
Glenn Thrush and Julie Hirschfeld Davis in the New York Times:
Mr. Trump also asserted that Mr. Comey's comments on Thursday, in which the former F.B.I. director implied that the president fired him for pressing forward with the Russia investigation, had failed to prove any collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow nor any obstruction of justice.
"Yesterday showed no collusion, no obstruction," Mr. Trump said in the White House Rose Garden, during a news conference with the visiting Romanian president, Klaus Iohannis.
"That was an excuse by the Democrats, who lost an election they shouldn't have lost," he said. "It was just an excuse, but we were very, very happy, and, frankly, James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said, and some of the things that he said just weren't true."
PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump responds to a reporter's question during a joint news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S. June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) June 9, 2017
Question for Trump: if you believe Comey is lying, why don't you tell us your version of the conversation under oath like he did?
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) June 8, 2017
— Ken Thomas (@KThomasDC) June 9, 2017
Oh jeez the Senate Judiciary Committee is calling on Comey's friend, Prof. Daniel Richman, to hand over the Comey memos: pic.twitter.com/7zzHFEa3EV
— Betsy Woodruff (@woodruffbets) June 9, 2017
CNN was placed away from the other TV networks in the equivalent of Siberia (no pun intended) at today's news conference.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 9, 2017
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) June 9, 2017
Moscow Ed is lying. Comey broke no rules, leaked no information of any classification. And didn't defect to Russia. https://t.co/DaHsZA7rbg
— Dan Murphy (@bungdan) June 9, 2017
Either Comey is lying or Trump is lying. Trump has a motive to lie and Comey does not.
This ain't complicated.
— Jason Kander (@JasonKander) June 9, 2017
Comey is lying:
Trump and his lawyer
Comey is telling the truth:
Republicans in Congress
Democrats in Congress
Everyone else on earth
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) June 9, 2017
Trump just accused James Comey of lying. The ex-FBI director accused the president of lying yesterday ? https://t.co/qcUMY3afkm
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) June 9, 2017
Pres. Trump accuses James Comey of lying under oath during Senate hearing, says he'd be "100 percent" willing to testify under oath himself. pic.twitter.com/FQuydZwyz0
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 9, 2017
Trump's lawyer is lying. No law prevents Comey from disclosing unclassified conversation. And Congress passed laws to protect whistleblowers https://t.co/1bl5s1EHI3
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 9, 2017
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 9, 2017
Watch all the times James Comey called out President Trump for lying pic.twitter.com/n815EucoMM
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) June 8, 2017