Immediately following former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey's public testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday morning, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, delivered a statement at the National Press Club.
Kasowitz contradicted many of Comey's written and spoken statements, declaring that "the president never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that Mr. Comey stop investigating anyone, including suggesting that Mr. Comey 'let Flynn go.'" Kasowitz added that "the president also never told Mr. Comey, 'I need loyalty, I expect loyalty,' in form or substance."
He also chided Comey for admitting that he had leaked one of his memos to the press via a friend in order to instigate the appointment of a special counsel.
"It is overwhelmingly clear that there have been and continue to be those in government who are actively attempting to undermine this administration with selective and illegal leaks of classified information and privileged communications. Mr. Comey has now admitted that he is one of these leakers," Kasowitz said.