President Trump said Friday he would be "100 percent" willing to testify under oath to contradict portions of former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. While speaking at a joint press conference at the White House alongside Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Trump insisted that he did not push Comey to "let go" of the investigation into ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, nor did he ask for a pledge of "loyalty" from the former FBI director.
Trump offered to testify after ABC News' Jonathan Karl pressed Trump on his claims that Comey had made several untrue statements during his testimony Thursday. Because Comey testified under oath, Trump's denial of Comey's statements equates to an accusation of perjury.
Trump's statement Friday afternoon marked the second time he has essentially accused Comey of lying under oath, after tweeting Friday morning that Comey had made "so many false statements and lies." Regardless, Trump said the hearing was "total and complete vindication," a refrain he repeated later that day when he said Comey had "confirmed a lot of what" he's been saying. "No collusion. No obstruction. He's a leaker," Trump said of Comey.
When asked Friday if there are "tapes" of his conversations with Comey, Trump demurred, saying he'd answer the question "in the near future."