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US senator invites Trump to testify about Comey and Russia


A senior US senator has invited President Donald Trump to testify about his relationship with former FBI director James Comey, as well as shed light on the continuing probe into Russia’s alleged meddling in the presidential election.

“Well, I’d like to invite the president to testify before the Senate. I think we could work out a way that it could be dignified, public with questions with Leader McConnell. Of course, we’d have to consult with Prosecutor Mueller before doing it,” Senator Chuck Schumer, who is from New York, told CBS’ Face the Nation’ on Saturday.

Following the Comey’s testimony that shook the world, President Trump termed the former director a ‘leaker’ and ‘cowardly’.

Trump calls ex-FBI director Comey a ‘leaker’ after testimony

“And this is serious stuff. We have the former director of the FBI under oath saying one thing. President Trump saying another,” Schumer added.

The US senator claimed that the president has been taking this matter “almost a little bit lightly” and demanded clarity over whether the tapes of conversations exist.

Trump says Comey not telling truth, willing to respond under oath

He added there can be “no more game playing” by the president on any matter while also reminding the viewers of CBS that Trump made promises about the release of tax returns, and that he kept putting them off until people stopped asking. Schumer was confident that unlike that case, the Senate will “take him up on each case.”

The senator appeared to be open to listening to Trump’s side of the story, but also saw flaws in the statements of Speaker Paul Ryan who claims the president is “new at this, new at the government” in an attempt to claim that the president might not have been well-versed with protocols of the country.


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