Trump’s Twitter threats do not see to phase Comey. He is willing to testify, but only if all of America has access to what he has to say.
Former FBI Director James Comey refused to appear before a closed-door session of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but according to the New York Times, an associate of Comey’s says that the former director would be willing to testify at a hearing that is available to the public.
David Ferguson of Raw Story reported Comey declined to comment on President Donald Trump’s bizarre threat against Comey from Friday morning and Trump’s insistence that Comey told him on three separate occasions that he’s not under investigation.
“Mr. Comey made no comment, but later in the day he declined a request to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. According to a close associate of Mr. Comey, he is willing to testify, but wants it to be in public,” wrote Peter Baker and Michael D. Shear.
The Times also said, “Allies and former employees of Mr. Trump have long said that he taped some of his own phone calls, as well as meetings in Trump Tower. During the campaign, Mr. Trump’s aides told reporters that they feared their offices were bugged and that they were careful about what they said.”
Trump is known to have monitored the calls of employees and guests at his private Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, eavesdropping on conversations through an elaborate phone network that allowed him to listen to and to jump in on calls when he chose to.
“They said he listened in on calls between club employees or, in some cases, between staff and guests,” revealed BuzzFeed last June. “None of them knew of Trump eavesdropping on guests or members talking on private calls with people who were not employees of Mar-a-Lago. They also said that Trump could eavesdrop only on calls made on the club’s landlines and not on calls made from guests’ cell phones. Each of these four sources said they personally saw the telephone console, which some referred to as a switchboard, in Trump’s bedroom.”
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)