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June 9, 2017 9:16 PM Trump: I would speak under oath on Comey

US President Donald Trump says he is "100%" willing to speak under oath about his conversations with ex-FBI chief James Comey. Speaking at the White House, he denied having asked for Mr Comey's loyalty or for an inquiry into a former White House aide to be dropped. "James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said, and some of the things he said just weren't 103

June 9, 2017 8:26 PM Trump has mastered the art of seeming like he’s telling the truth

There are two steps involved in President Trump’s defense of the allegations leveled against him by former FBI director James B. Comey. The first is to make the question a he-said, he-said contest between the two men. The second is to make himself seem more believable. If that seems familiar, it should. It was precisely the strategy Trump and his team used during 38

June 9, 2017 7:41 AM Distrust of Trump marks Comey's testimony about his firing

Former FBI Director James Comey laid bare months of White House distrust, accusing the administration at an extraordinary open hearing of spreading "lies" and bluntly asserting that President Donald Trump had fired him to interfere with an investigation of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign. At his first congressional appearance since his abrupt firing 18

June 8, 2017 9:56 PM The most surprising thing about Comey’s testimony

Other members emphasized Comey's own sense that Trump was not asking him to shut down the entire Russia investigation — just the inquiry into Flynn's involvement. Even if true, that would still mean Trump attempted to obstruct justice, just on a smaller scale. It is a sad day for the president's supporters when they have to fall back on the argument 19

June 8, 2017 8:04 PM Comey hearing packs Washington bars: 'This is peak DC'

Kate Kramer's was the only audible voice in a crammed Washington, D.C., bar where silent observers stood shoulder-to-shoulder and watched television screens showcasing the hottest show in town. Kramer, who is short with thick black glasses, could barely glimpse a view of the screens, but she could hear and talk just fine. "Thank God for that," Kramer 34

June 8, 2017 5:47 PM Trump-Comey row: What questions remain after testimony?

Former FBI director James Comey's evidence to the Senate Intelligence Committee has been keenly awaited by the US public. Mr Comey, who was sacked by Donald Trump on 9 May, gave some clues to the inner workings of the Trump administration and its relationship with the intelligence services. But despite the forensic examination of the witness by senators 19

June 8, 2017 5:39 PM Huckabee Sanders: ‘The president is not a liar’

The White House has declined to answer most questions about former FBI director James Comey’s testimony, except this one: Is the president a liar? The question was prompted after Comey said Thursday during his testimony that he feared the president “might lie” about the nature of his conversations with Trump. Comey added that the White House’s explanations 4

June 8, 2017 2:45 PM Comey testifies Trump told him: 'I expect loyalty'

Ex-FBI chief James Comey is facing a Congress hearing where he is expected to say that President Donald Trump asked him for his "loyalty". In his opening statement, Mr Comey will testify the president asked him to drop an inquiry into fired National Security Adviser Mike Flynn. He says Mr Trump called the probe "a cloud" over him, but confirms saying 27

June 8, 2017 10:58 AM Final poll shows Conservatives on track for majority in UK election

UK PM's lead widens on eve of vote2:34 An opinion poll says British PM Theresa May's Conservative Party is on course to win the national election. Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn would pull off the impossible if he was to achieve a win over the Conservatives in today’s UK election. Picture: AP Photo/Frank Augstein. AUSTRALIANS living and working 106

June 8, 2017 8:22 AM Zinke defends Trump’s climate cuts by getting facts wrong

Debunking more misleading climate claims from the Trump administration. On Thursday, while every major news channel was trained on former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke was busy defending the Trump administration’s budget before the House Appropriations Interior and Environment 26