Trump on Comey: 'Total and Complete Vindication'

President breaks his silence on Twitter
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2017 5:50 AM CDT
Trump on Comey: 'Total and Complete Vindication'
President Trump speaks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road To Majority conference in Washington, Thursday, June 8.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

President Trump restrained himself from live-tweeting during James Comey's testimony on Thursday, but he's starting early on Friday. "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication...and WOW, Comey is a leaker!" Trump tweeted just after 6am EDT. The latter part refers to Comey's admission that he asked a friend to tell a reporter about the detailed notes Comey had taken after his private dinner with Trump. During his testimony, Comey explained that he did so after being fired, when he was a private citizen.

Trump hasn't gone into detail about what he thinks Comey was lying about, but on Thursday, the president's attorney said Trump did not "in form or substance" ask Comey to stop an investigation or demand loyalty from him. While Trump himself didn't live-tweet on Thursday, son Donald Trump Jr. did, notes CNN. One example: "Knowing my father for 39 years when he 'orders or tells' you to do something there is no ambiguity, you will know exactly what he means." (More President Trump stories.)

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