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Democratic senator calls for Trump to testify under oath

After former FBI Director James Comey testified under oath Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) suggested President Trump should step up to the stand himself. "If the White House's account differs from what we heard today, the American people deserve to hear the president's side of the story in a similar forum — under oath and open to the press," Murphy said in a statement.

Already, Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, has implied Comey's version of events is not true. In a statement Thursday responding to Comey's testimony, Kasowitz insisted that Trump "never" demanded "loyalty" from Comey. He also refuted Comey's claim that Trump urged him to "let go" of the investigation into ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, saying Trump never "directed or suggested" Comey stop investigating anyone, including Flynn.