Trump Accuses 'Cowardly' Comey Of More Leaks

Speaking to reporters for the first time since 18 million Americans watched Comey's testimony before the Senate, Trump called the former FBI head a "liar" and said he never asked him to drop an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn over his contacts with Russian Federation.

Trump, who said he's "100 percent" willing to testify under oath if Senate investigators ask, also rejected Comey's claim that he demanded loyalty from the Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

The former FBI director also revealed that he had turned over memos about his conversations with Trump to the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller, who was assigned to oversee the Russian Federation investigation. "I'll tell you about it over a very short period of time", he said.

Trump concluded the morning tweets with an attack on Democrats, calling them "obstructionists".

He said people would know about it very soon.

When pressed on the matter, Trump said: "Well, I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future". "Who would ask a man to pledge allegiance under oath?" he said.

Donald Trump shakes hands with his Romanian counterpart Klaus Iohannis after a joint news conference in the Rose Garden on Friday. I mean think of it, I hardly know the man.

Meanwhile, the Democratic leader in the US House of Representatives said today there was no question that Mr Trump abused his power in interactions with Mr Comey but she said it remained to be seen if he had obstructed justice.

At the same time, Mr. Trump has said he feels vindicated by Comey's testimony.

"James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said, and some of the things he said just weren't true", Mr Trump said. "But I did not say that". "There's no, "hey, I'm hoping.' You and I are friends, 'hey I hope this happens, but you've got to do your job.' That's what he told Comey". "Lordy, I hope there are tapes".

So far there is no evidence that tapes of Comey and Trump's conversations actually exist outside of the White House, creating an air of mystery around the idea and distracting from the many already damning allegations around the Trump administration.

Comey told the Senate that Trump had asked him to pledge his loyalty over the investigation.

Mr Trump's personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz attacked Mr Comey after his testimony for leaking what he called "privileged communications" to the media.

When White House press secretary Sean Spicer was asked as to when the president would comment about the tapes' existence, he answered, "When he's ready".

But Donald Trump refused to say whether his private conversations with the fired FBI Director were taped - an issue at the centre of conflicting accounts of what passed between them. I'm not hinting at anything...