Now that fired (and disgraced) FBI director James Comey’s testimony to Congress gave the Left none of the smoking guns they were hoping for, President Donald Trump says he feels vindicated, and his latest announcement shows just how confident he is.
Axios reports that during today’s joint press conference at the White House with Romanian President Klaus Werner Iohannis, Trump affirmed that he would be “100 percent” willing to testify under oath to Special Counsel Robert Mueller regarding the situation.
“No collusion, no obstruction, he’s a leaker,” the president said, summarizing the revelations from Comey’s testimony. Dismissing the Russian collusion conspiracy theory as “excuse by the Democrats who lost the election,” Trump noted that Comey actually “confirmed a lot of what I said, and some of the things just weren’t true.”
Trump also denied asking for Comey’s personal loyalty (something, by the way, that wasn’t a scandal when Barack Obama reportedly demanded it of former Defense Secretary Robert Gates) or asking him to “let [former National Security Adviser Mike] Flynn go,” though he noted that he would have been within his lawful rights to do so if he had.
The press conference’s last point of interest regarding the Comey situation was Trump’s answer to a question whether he recorded his conversations with Comey: “I’ll tell you about that sometime in the near future […] you’ll be very disappointed when you hear the answer.”
The question of recordings became an issue after Trump tweeted that “Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” Senior Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway has refused to answer whether any such tapes exist.
Trump has not actually been called to personally testify under oath, so at the moment his declaration if purely hypothetical. But based on how little Comey had in the end — at most, maybe Trump being overly blunt or violating some rules of decorum, but no abuses of power, nothing illegal, and certainly no evidence of any coverup — the president is right to project confidence.
The Democrats and the media’s latest and greatest hope to undo the 2016 election was a dud. 100%.