Trump “100%” willing to testify under oath

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U.S. President Donald Trump now says he’s willing to testify under oath about his private conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey.

CGTN’S Jessica Stone reports.
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U.S. President Donald Trump is doubling down on his version of private conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey over the Russia probe.

And Trump says he is “100 percent” willing to testify – under oath.

Trump used Friday’s news conference with the president of Romania in the White House Rose Garden – to refute Comey’s allegations – point by point.

Before Trump fired him, Comey ran the FBI investigation of possible Kremlin collusion with the Trump campaign in the 2016 election.

The probe was also looking at ties between Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Moscow.

Comey said he felt pressured by the president’s request to end that probe, but stopped short of saying Trump obstructed justice.

Trump tweeted early Friday that he feels vindicated by Comey’s testimony.

The U.S. President has insinuated that there are recordings of their conversations. So far, the White House hasn’t produced the tapes. But Trump said – stay tuned.

Attention is expected to turn next to President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner.

Senator Angus King, a member of the Intelligence Committee, said committee staff will interview Kushner.

They are expected to ask about possible Kremlin ties to the Trump campaign – behind closed doors.