“No collusion, no obstruction, he’s a leaker”. Via LI
Donald Trump has laid down the gauntlet, or maybe taken the bait, on key portions of James Comey’s Senate testimony.
We’ll have a transcript and video when available. Here are the key Trump points: Never told Comey to close Flynn investigation, never asked for loyalty pledge, willing to testify under oath.
On the issue of whether he has tapes of his conversations with Comey, Trump said he’ll let people know in the near future, and the media won’t like it – “You’re going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don’t worry.”
It goes without saying that testifying under oath, particularly before a Special Counsel, is supremely risky. Just ask Scooter Libby. Or Bill Clinton. Either Trump has tapes and is supremely confident, or believes there are no tapes and therefore he is not at legal risk.
What if Comey has tapes? Did anyone ask him that during his testimony yesterday?
I’m guessing Trump’s lawyer is never going to let this happen. But I’ve guessed wrong about Trump so many times that I may be a counter-indicator.