President Trump Friday directly delivered what appear to be the current White House talking points, denying any wrongdoing and using former FBI Director James Comey’s own admission that he leaked a government document — one Comey created — against him.
“I’ll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future,” Trump said on the question of whether he taped Oval Office conversations. “But in the meantime, no collusion, no obstruction. He’s a leaker. But we want to get back to running our great country.”
Trump appeared to deny that he asked Comey to let the investigation of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn go, and seemed to also deny that he asked Comey for a pledge of loyalty, though it’s not completely clear because the questions were inartfully asked.
The president also said he would be willing to speak with special prosecutor Robert Mueller.