US House and Senate investigators have requested former FBI Director James Comey's memos of his private discussions with President Donald Trump and any records the White House kept of their discussion including audio recordings.
Key points such as whether Mr Trump implied Mr Comey would keep his job if the "cloud" of the Russian Federation probe lifted, or whether the president asked Mr Comey to drop the investigation into fired NSA Advisor Michael Flynn, remain one man's word against the other.
Susan Collins said that President Donald Trump should reveal whether or not he has recordings of conversations with former FBI Director James Comey during an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday.
Asked whether he would be willing to go under oath to give his own version of interactions he had with Comey, Trump replied, "100 percent".
Trump said Comey's testimony also vindicated him from allegations that he colluded with Russian meddling in the 2016 us presidential election. None asked why Comey and Mueller had botched the FBI's investigation into the anthrax killer, an extensive probe resulting in the payment of millions of taxpayers' dollars to an innocent man whom the bureau falsely fingered for the crimes. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the committee, both said Thursday they believed Comey's account of the events. Others, however, have argued that would be obstruction of justice. It is likely that he will answer questions about the committee's investigation of Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election. Amid their fawning over Comey and special prosecutor Robert Mueller, no senator cared to ask Comey if he'd pulled strings to get Mueller, an old ally, appointed.
Donald Trump has blasted the former director of the FBI as a "coward" shortly after he testified as to why he was sacked during the Russian Federation investigation.
On Friday, Trump called the testimony a "total and complete vindication" of him.
It's hard to say for sure, but for now we could go with Rep. Eric Swalwell's theory that Trump's press conference wasn't meant to clear anything up, but was instead merely a "clownish performance by a reality show star".
Trump first alluded to the so-called "tapes" in a May 12 tweet, following Comey's claim of written memos on his personal meetings with the president. "It's not something I'm doing now".
Comey added that he leaked his Trump meeting memos to the media after the president tweeted that he may have tapes of their conversations.
A letter demanding the tapes, if they exist, was sent to White House lawyers on Friday.
Daniel Richman, a criminal law professor at Columbia, later confirmed to reporters that he was the person Comey was referring to in his testimony.
He asserted that nothing in Mr Comey's testimony to the Senate pointed to collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice.