Trump Breaks Silence On Comey: 'WOW, Comey Is A Leaker!'

Comey described how he had documented his conversations with Trump, in which he said the president asked for his "loyalty" and for him to end the inquiry into Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who resigned in February over discrepancies in his explanations for contacts with Russia's ambassador.

President Donald Trump on Friday claimed "total and complete vindication" after ousted FBI Director James Comey said he was not personally under investigation in a probe into Russian interference in last year's USA election.

Comey also said he asked a friend to share with the media the contents of memos he had written about his conversations with Trump, saying he thought the move would lead to the naming of a special counsel to investigate Russia's interference in the USA presidential election.

"Yesterday showed no collusion, no obstruction", Mr Trump said in the White House Rose Garden during a news conference with the Romanian president, Klaus Iohannis.

President Donald Trump is claiming "total and complete vindication" following former FBI Director James Comey's testimony to Congress on Thursday.

After the testimony, Mr Trump's lawyer accused the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief of having divulged "privileged communications".

Comey wrote memos about his recollection of those events because he said Thursday he did not trust the president to tell the truth about their conversations.

Trump's private lawyer to file leak complaint against Comey with DOJ's Inspector General & Senate Judiciary Cmte. Trump tweeted Friday morning.

He asserted that nothing in Mr Comey's testimony to the Senate pointed to collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice.

"I asked - the president tweeted on Friday after I got fired that I better hope there's not tapes".

So far there is no evidence that tapes of Comey and Trump's conversations actually exist outside of the White House, creating an air of mystery around the idea and distracting from the many already damning allegations around the Trump administration.

The US President had cited his dissatisfaction with Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email scandal as the primary reason for his sacking.

Later Friday, Trump declined to rule out his previous claim that there may be tapes of his conversations with Comey.

"Lordy, I hope there are tapes", Comey said during his testimony Thursday.

He also said he was "confused and increasingly concerned" by Trump's shifting explanations for firing him, including Trump's remark that he had had Russian Federation on his mind in dismissing Comey four years into a 10-year term.

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