Trump: I’d Be ‘100 Percent’ Willing to Testify Under Oath About Comey Conversations


President Donald Trump said Friday he would be "100 percent" willing to testify under oath about his interactions with former FBI Director James Comey and denied pressing him on the Michael Flynn investigation or asking for a pledge of loyalty.

A day after Comey testified on Capitol Hill for the first time since Trump fired him on May 9, Trump held a press conference alongside Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.

Trump joked about which "fake news" outlet to call on during the press conference, referencing his ongoing battles with the media. He landed on ABC reporter Jonathan Karl, quipping that Karl was nicer to him before Trump entered politics.

Karl noted Comey said under oath that Trump hoped he would let the Michael Flynn investigation go.

"I didn't say that," Trump said.

"So he lied about that?" Karl asked.

"Well, I didn't say that," Trump said. "I will tell you I didn't say that, and there'd be nothing wrong if I did say it, according to everybody that I've read today, but I did not say that."

Trump said Comey's claim that Trump asked for his loyalty was false as well.

"So he said those things under oath. Would you be willing to speak under oath to give your version of these events?" Karl asked.

"One hundred percent," Trump said. "I hardly know the man. I'm not going to say I want you to pledge allegiance. Who would ask a man to pledge allegiance under oath? Think of it. I hardly know the man. It doesn't make sense."

Trump also said he would be happy to say the same to Robert Mueller, who was appointed by the Justice Department as special counsel for the Russia investigation last month.

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