US President Donald Trump has replied James Comey, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over allegations that he made efforts to undermine investigation into the alleged Russian meddling in the November 2016 election.
Comey at a public hearing by the Senate Committee on Intelligence investigating the alleged Russian collusion, accused Trump of some personal interventions over the investigation of former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn.
Trump’s personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, denied Comey’s testimony that the president pressured him to drop his investigations.
Kasowitz also said Trump never demanded “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty” as Comey testified on Thursday.
“Contrary to numerous false press accounts leading up to today’s hearing, Mr Comey has now finally confirmed publicly what he repeatedly told the president privately:
“The president was not under investigation as part of any probe into Russian interference.”
“He also admitted that there is no evidence that a single vote changed as a result of any Russian interference,” Kasowitz’s said.
Comey testified that Trump and others in his administration lied when they said agents had lost confidence in him to continue leading the FBI.
Comey also revealed that he turned over memos about his conversations with Trump to the Special Counsel investigating the Russian scandal, Robert Mueller and also described Trump as a liar.
White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said at a press briefing: “I can definitely say the president is not a liar.
“I think it is frankly insulting that question would’ve been asked”.