WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he was “100 percent” willing to testify under oath about his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, and committed to do so if he were asked by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Speaking at a joint press conference in the Rose Garden with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Trump called Comey a “leaker” and maintained that the fired FBI director lied under oath about his claim the president asked him to drop the agency’s investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
“I didn’t say that,” Trump said. There would be “nothing wrong if I did say” something regarding Flynn, Trump said “according to everybody I read today. But I did not say that.”
Trump also denied that he asked Comey for a loyalty pledge, asking “who would ask a man to pledge allegiance under oath? I mean think of it. I hardly know the man. It doesn’t make sense.”
“No, I didn’t say that and I didn’t say the other,” he said.