Days after James Comey's blockbuster testimony, both Republicans and Democrats on Sunday called for the White House to release any tapes that may exist of a private conversation between the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director and the president.
"I hardly know the man", Trump said. Dershowitz went on to say that even if we don't like the President having that authority, he has that power and you can't turn a Constitutional power into a criminal act.
A reporter asked the president about Comey's assertion that Trump told him "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go", referring to the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russian Federation.
While testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, Comey, in his opening statement, said the president had privately told him in the Oval Office, "I hope you can see your way clear to let this go, to letting Flynn go". "As i used to tell juries, when i talked about a witness, you can't cherry pick it", said Comey in his testimony.
President Trump wouldn't give a direct answer about whether there are tapes of his conversations with James Comey, only saying that's something he'll maybe answer in the very near future.
Kasowitz declared that "the public record reveals that The New York Times was quoting from these memos" before Trump's tweet about tapes.
"No collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker, but we want to get back to running our great country", Trump said.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Republican Congressional leadership at the White House in Washington, June 6, 2017. "Yesterday showed no collusion, no obstruction", Mr Trump said.
"Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!'" Trump wrote on Twitter.
WILLIAM BRANGHAM: The president also denied asking Comey for a pledge of loyalty.
Comey testified that after he was sacked by Trump on May 9, he gave a friend copies of memos that he took following the February 14 meeting and others with Trump. He also has secret recordings of his conversations with Comey - unless he lied about that, which he nearly certainly did.
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The White House has seized on the part of Mr Comey's testimony where he said he had assured the president he himself was not under scrutiny over Russian Federation.