President Donald Trump’s attorney Mark Kasowitz responded to former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, saying, “the president never pressured Mr. Comey” and he “feels completely vindicated.”
“Contrary to numerous false press accounts leading up to today’s hearing, Mr. Comey has now finally confirmed publicly what he repeatedly told President Trump privately, that is that the president was not under investigation as part of any probe into Russian interference,” Kasowitz said.
Kasowitz didn’t take any questions while issuing his statement to the press. He said Comey admitted there is no evidence that a single vote changed as a result of any Russian interference.
“Mr. Comey’s testimony also makes clear that the president never sought to impede the investigation into attempted Russian interference in the 20016 election. And in fact, according to Mr. Comey, the president told Mr. Comey, ‘It would be good to find out,” if there was ‘some satellite associates of him that did something wrong,'” Kasowitz said. “President Trump did not exclude anyone from that statement.”
Kasowitz also attacked Comey for “unauthorized” leaks of his private conversations with Trump in a “retaliatory” effort to get a special counsel assigned to handle the Russian probe.
“We will leave it to the appropriate authorities to determine whether these leaks should be investigated,” he said.
Kasowitz concluded the statement by saying, “In sum, it is now established that the president was not being investigated for colluding with or attempting to obstruct any investigation. As the committee pointed out today, these important facts for the country to know are virtually the only facts that have not been leaked during the course of these events. As he said yesterday, the president feels completely vindicated and is eager to continue moving forward with his agenda, with the business of this country and with this public cloud removed.”
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