Senators sound calls to release Comey 'tapes' as Trump attacks 'cowardly' leak


US President Donald Trump has been invited by a top Democratic leader to testify before the Senate over his relationship with sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey and the probe into the alleged Russian meddling in the US polls.

A reporter asked Trump why he feels "vindicated" by Comey's Senate testimony, and asked about whether the president has tapes of his interactions, as Trump has previously suggested.

The president insists Mr Comey lied in parts of his testimony.

Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee (SIC), on Thursday, June 8, where he slammed President Donald Trump and his administration for lying about why the president fired him in May.

Trump meanwhile on Sunday called Comey's decision to leak a memo of a private conversation "cowardly", questioned whether his actions were legal, and said he believed the ex-FBI director may have leaked other materials. Trump said in a tweet last month after Comey was sacked.

Trump declined to say whether recordings of his conversations with Comey exist, saying he would have more to say on the matter soon.

Trump has publicly disputed some of Comey's version of events, including allegations that he asked Comey to potentially drop an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Comey's recounting of a private White House dinner where he allegedly asked for "loyalty".

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I have no doubt that FBI Director James Comey is a true professional, but his arrogance and righteousness were on full display when testifying.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers drew Feinstein's attention as well after they refused on Wednesday to comment on whether Trump asked them to interfere with the Russian Federation investigation.

"I would be glad to tell him exactly what I just told you", Trump told a reporter.

WILLIAM BRANGHAM: Republican Senator Susan Collins, who's on the Intelligence Committee, said Comey was wrong to leak his notes, but she defended him as well.

"Totally illegal?" Trump tweeted.

On Monday, White House spokesman Sean Spicer, asked again if there were recordings, would not confirm it.

It was only after the president said he would do it that Karl brought up the special counsel and asked, 'If Robert Mueller wanted to speak with you about that, you would be willing to talk to him?'