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HuffPost Politics: June 9th, 2017

HuffPost Politics: Republicans have a new defense for Trump.

 

HuffPost Politics

President Donald Trump said he was “100 percent” willing to testify under oath about his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, who claims the president inappropriately pressured him to drop an investigation.

“One-hundred percent, under oath,” Trump said Friday in response to a reporter’s question.

Comey testified under oath on Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee that Trump tried to pressure him into dropping the FBI probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s Russian contacts. Trump claimed some of Comey’s statements vindicated him, and some of them were untrue.

Trump also said he was willing to speak with Robert Mueller, the Justice Department special counsel now heading the investigation of the Russia case.

One way to help resolve the matter would be for Trump to release the “tapes” he suggested he has of conversations with Comey. The former FBI director said Thursday that he hoped Trump would release recordings ― but the president still won’t say whether they exist.

“I’ll tell you about that in the very near future,” Trump said. “Meantime, no collusion, no obstruction obstruction, he’s a leaker.”

 

WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING?

Republicans have a new defense of Trump: The guy’s a toddler, he doesn’t know any better. From taking sides in the Qatar dispute to leaning on an FBI director to drop an investigation, Trump’s blunders should be excused, the argument goes.

Senate Republicans are trying to keep you in the dark about Obamacare repeal. It’s almost as if they’re afraid you won’t like it.

Democrats are looking for lessons after Labour’s unexpected success in Britain. Progressive and anti-authoritarian policies seem to have worked across the pond.

 

 

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