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Donald Trump Finally Supports NATO Defense Agreement With US Allies

Donald Trump Finally Supports NATO Defense Agreement With US Allies

President Trump is expected to take questions from reporters a day after former FBI Director James Comey accused him of lying in stunning testimony.

President Donald Trump explicitly declared his commitment to uphold Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance in a Friday White House lawn appearance.

Trump spoke with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi earlier on Friday, urging Gulf unity, but also making clear that Qatar must improve its behavior, a senior administration official told Reuters.

Kasowitz charged in return that Comey had leaked notes of "privileged communications" with the president by asking a friend to share those notes with reporters in an attempt to force the appointment of a special counsel to carry on the Russian Federation probe.

"I'll tell you about that maybe in the very near future", he said.

House Intelligence Committee leaders also want to know if the tapes exist - and asked the White House to hand them over by June 23.

Detailing one-on-one talks with a sitting president - which under normal circumstances are private - Comey said he took painstaking notes for fear Trump might "lie" about the unusual encounters. "He's a leaker. But we want to get back to running our great country", Trump said.




Jorge Benitez, a NATO specialist at the Atlantic Council, said Trump's statement was less than a whole-hearted commitment. "You can't just do what we've been doing in the past". He added: "Oh you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don't worry".

Trump was publicly silent while Comey testified on Thursday, but tweeted Friday an accusation that Comey - whom Trump fired in May - lied under oath.

During a news conference with the president of Romania, Trump pledged that the United States is committed to NATO's Article 5, which says an attack against one member is an attack against all, triggering collective defense.

Trump also commented on the fact that many countries have failed to met their burden in the past to make payments to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

Kasowitz quickly endorsed Comey's acknowledgment of Trump's statement that he had told the president three times he was not a target of any FBI investigation, and he said Trump felt vindicated.

We have a better chance of Birdman will release Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter V" before President Trump releases the James Comey mixtape and here's why: There ain't no tape! He hinted again that he had tapes of his private talks with the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief that would disprove Comey's account, but declined to confirm the existence of any recordings. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the committee, both said Thursday they believed Comey's account of the events.

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