Trump Willing to Testify, Under Oath, that He Didn’t Pressure Comey

Written by Onan Coca

On Friday, President Trump took issue with some of what former FBI Director James Comey said in his testimony from Thursday. Not only did Trump disagree with Comey’s version of events, he said that he would be willing to testify, under oath, that things did not occur the way Comey had described. During an exchange with ABC’s Jonathan Karl, the President said that it was ridiculous to think that he would ask for a loyalty pledge from a man he barely knows. He also added that he never told Comey that he “hoped” Comey would let go of the investigation into Michael Flynn. When Karl reminded the President that Comey had said all of these things under oath, he then wondered if the President would be willing to do the same…

The President responded by saying he would most certainly be willing to testify under oath that he never said those words to Comey.

President Trump: “I hardly know the man. I’m not going to say I want you to pledge allegiance. Who would do that? Who would ask a man to pledge allegiance under oath? I hardly know the man.”

Jonathan Karl: “He did say under oath that you told him to let the Flynn — that hoped the Flynn investigation [he could let go of that].”

President Trump: “I didn’t say that.”

Jonathan Karl: “So he lied about that?”

President Trump: “Well, I didn’t say that. I will tell you that I didn’t say that. And there would be nothing wrong if I did say that according to everybody that I’ve read today. But I did not say that.”

Jonathan Karl: “He said those things under oath. Would you be willing to speak under oath to give your version of events?”

President Trump: “100%.”

You can watch the exchange below:

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He's also the managing editor at, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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