Trump goes on the attack after Comey testimony

US President Donald Trump has pushed back against Mr James Comey, accusing the ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director of lying about their private conversations - and saying he is "100 per cent" willing to testify under oath.

"No I didn't say that", Trump stated abruptly, taking questions at a joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Rose Garden.

But he left aside scathing testimony by Comey, who was sacked in early May, that Trump had tried to derail a probe into his onetime national security advisor - at best, a political miscalculation by a tradition-shredding president, and at worst, a criminal obstruction of justice.

Kasowitz also suggested Comey should be prosecuted for leaking "privileged information".

The former FBI Director's father has spoke to the press about his son's feud with the president in the past, and just last month he accused Trump of lying about what has taken place. As he has said before, Republican noted that the history of Russian Federation was an excuse by Democrats to justify his defeat in the elections. "Yesterday showed no collusion, no obstruction", Trump said. Career Justice Department officials had been recommending he step aside, Comey said. Release all tapes, I agree with that, he pointed out.

"You have to run up the whole East Coast and you have to win everything as a Republican, and that's just what we did", Trump said.

"I think he abused power", said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

"Those were lies, plain and simple", Comey said, firing a shot of tension through the hearing room, which stood silent except for the shutter clicks of photographers capturing the political theater.

At the time, Comey said, the attorney general was weighing his recusal from all matters related to the Russia investigation - largely for his failure to acknowledge two previous meetings with the Russian ambassador during his January confirmation hearing - and for other "facts" the former director said he could not discuss publicly.

Trump made the remarks while responding to questions on Comey's explosive testimony in which he accused the president of trying to stop a probe into the alleged Russian interference in the USA elections past year.

He said people would know about it very soon.

Earlier, in a characteristic early morning tweet, Trump said, "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication. and WOW, Comey is a leaker!"

"The president said, 'I need loyalty, I expect loyalty.' I didn't move, speak, or change my facial expression in any way during the awkward silence that followed", Comey said.

As for house speaker Paul Ryan's comment that Trump is "new to government", Meyers drew a comparison to a fast food.

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