Trump says U.S. committed to NATO's Article 5 on common defence

President Bill Clinton get applause from Vice President Gore as first lady Hillary Clinton looks on outside the Oval Office after the House of Representatives voted to impeach the president on Dec. 19 1998

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"Well, I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future", Trump said, according to the AP. But I wondered if you could tell us in person, sir, why you feel that his testimony vindicated you when it really boils down to his word against your word.

President Donald Trump says the United States is committed to the mutual defense of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members, casting aside concerns that his failure to mention the commitment last month weakened the alliance. Think of that. I hardly know the man.

"I hardly know the man", Trump said on Friday. "Who would do that?"

The US president was asked by a journalist if he would be willing to give his version of events under oath.

"I was anxious by a number of the contacts that the Russians had with US persons", Brennan testified under oath, then added this telling observation: "It should be clear to everyone that Russia brazenly interfered in our 2016 presidential election process".

On Friday, Trump said Comey's testimony proved there was "no collusion, no obstruction" and that Comey is "a leaker".

King said the next steps in the Senate's Russian Federation investigation include questioning Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and senior advisor of President Donald Trump; Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort; his longtime confidante, Roger Stone; and attempting to speak with Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser. And he said multiple times that he choose to take detailed notes about his interactions with Trump because he anxious the White House and President would lie about them if he didn't.

Mr Trump wouldn't rule out a previous claim that there may be tapes of his conversations with Comey.

Mr. Trump, notorious for his social-media outbursts, remained muted during Thursday's hearing. When Trump was asked whether he himself would be willing to testify under oath, he said "100%".

Standing with Iohannis, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partner, Trump at last confirmed his commitment to the alliance's mutual defense pact, Article 5, uttering words he deliberately did not say when he spoke at NATO's gathering in Belgium last month. He's a leaker. But we want to get back to running our great country. "It doesn't make sense". But, remember, the position of Trump's lawyer is that the president "never ... directed or suggested that Mr. Comey stop investigating anyone". I mean I will tell you I didn't say that.

Legal experts questioned whether Mr Trump's private encounters with Comey could be considered privileged.

Richman, who is a professor at Columbia Law School, was reportedly connected to the Judiciary Committee through the office of Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed to lead the investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

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