U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Sunday invited President Donald Trump to testify earlier than the Senate about his interactions with former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) James Comey.
“I’d like to invite the president to testify before the Senate. I think we could work out a way that it could be dignified, public with questions with (Senate Republican) Leader (Mitch) McConnell,” Schumer instructed CBS News’s “Face the Nation.”
Schumer mentioned Trump might “clear up that cloud” surrounding his presidency by testifying or publicly releasing tapes he alluded to recording his interactions with Comey.
“If there are tapes, he alluded to the fact that there are tapes, maybe as a threat or taunting Comey. He should make them public right away. If there aren’t tapes, he should let that be known. No more game playing,” Schumer argued.
“And of course, he said he would testify. So I’ m inviting him to come testify, and we could work that out,” Schumer mentioned, including they’d additionally seek the advice of with Robert Mueller, the particular counsel to oversee the probe into the Trump marketing campaign’s relations with Russia, earlier than the listening to.
At a press convention on Friday, Trump denied Comey’s account that he requested Comey to pledge allegiance or he requested the then FBI director to drop the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
“Some of the things he said just weren’t true,” Trump mentioned, including he’s “100 percent” prepared to “speak under oath” to give his model of these occasions.
The Trump administration fired Comey in early May, citing his dealing with of the Hillary Clinton electronic mail investigation through the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. But Comey believed that he was fired due to his investigation into Russia’s ties to the Trump marketing campaign.
“I was fired in some way to change, or the endeavor was to change, the way the Russia investigation was being conducted,” Comey mentioned Thursday at a Senate listening to. (Xinhua)