Trump Affirms Commitment to NATO's Mutual-Defense Provision

Trump Fully Endorsed NATO — And All It Took Was This Romanian Journalist

"Absolutely I'd be committed to Article 5", Trump said at a White House Rose Garden joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech at the White House in Washington D.C., capital of the United States, on June 1, 2017. Rather, Kasowitz said, Trump felt vindicated that Comey told him on several occasions that the president was not personally a focus of the investigation, an assertion Comey appeared to back up in his testimony Thursday to the Senate Intelligence Committee. White House staffers like Press Secretary Sean Spicer have defended Trump's speech in the weeks since, insisting the commitment was clear, even if the exact words weren't said. He also lavished praise on the prime minister of Montenegro, whom Trump shoved aside in Brussels during a photo op.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he's willing to testify under oath about his conversations with the man he fired as Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

The brief news conference - where each President took two questions from the press - comes the day after James Comey's bombshell Capitol Hill testimony in which the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director accused the White House of "lies". In his statement, Kasowitz accused Comey of lying about his private conversations with the president and flatly denied the former director's assertion that Trump had asked for "loyalty" during a private dinner.

Trump then went on to be equally confusing about whether or not his conversations with Comey had been recorded ... and to turn up the burners on a new Middle East war. The House intelligence committee is seeking any tapes of the conversations. "I know no president has ever asked that question, but I do".

As he did in a message on Twitter Friday morning, Trump called Comey a "leaker".

But Comey's testimony about the President has darkened the clouds hanging over the White House.

Trump in his opening address quickly addressed the issue of terrorism and world security, drawing attention to his recently completed foreign trip to Europe and the Middle East.

"I hardly know the man", Trump said. The lawmakers warned of Article 5's importance to deter Russian aggression.

Sen. Susan Collins, a moderate Republican, said Congress needs to obtain any tapes the president might have of his dealings with the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. We are doing really well.

Questioned by reporters at the summit, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg hailed Trump for inaugurating a 9/11 Article 5 memorial, which he called "the strongest expression of US support for NATO". No, I didn't say that and I didn't say the other.

"And I think you saw today the overwhelming majority of the intel members, Democrats and Republicans, feel that Jim Comey is credible".

In his first congressional appearance since being abruptly fired by Trump last month, Comey detailed months of distrust of the president and bluntly asserted that Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.

Mr Kasowitz plans to file a complaint early next week about Mr Comey's disclosure of conversations with the president, a person close to the legal team said on Friday.

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