"He's very, very good friends with Comey, which is bothersome", Trump told Fox News. He added: "The people that have been hired are all Hillary Clinton supporters". "To every veteran who is here with us today, I just want to say two very simple words: Thank you".
Trump has privately told aides that the threat of the existence of tapes forced Comey to tell the truth in his recent testimony, a source familiar with the situation said.
"Some of them worked for Hillary Clinton", Trump said.
The president closed on a more positive note, saying, "Robert Mueller's an honorable man, and hopefully he'll come up with an honorable solution".
Standing next to First Lady Melania Trump, the President suggested that reports of surveillance under other administrations could have kept the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director guessing as to whether there was evidence of their conversations.
Trump, according to his advisers, had become enormously frustrated that Comey would not say so publicly.
Mr Comey also said that Mr Trump asked him for "loyalty" - which Mr Trump emphatically denies.
Allegations of ties to Russian Federation have cast a shadow over Trump's first five months in office, distracting from attempts by his fellow Republicans in Congress to overhaul the U.S. healthcare and tax systems.
On Thursday, Mr Trump also made it clear that he had not made secret recordings of his conversations with Mr Comey, despite an earlier hint to the contrary. But when he found out that I, you know, that there may be tapes out there, whether it's government tapes or anything else, and who knows, I think his story may have changed. I think his story may have changed and you'll have to look into that because then he'll have to tell what actually took place at the events.
"And I think that having Director Comey come out and admit under oath and testimony proves that the president was right", he continued.
On an unrelated note, when asked about reports of a switch-up in the White House communications department that could see him stepping away from the briefing podium and into a more administrative role, Spicer said, "I wouldn't read everything that you see in some of the Washington-based publications".
In special elections for House seats vacated by Republicans who wound up in Trump's Cabinet, Democrats have gone 0-for-4, losing races in Georgia, Montana, South Carolina and Kansas.
It's no secret we've had a couple vacancies, including our Communications Director - he's been gone for a while ... There's more than one way to kill a briefing. "Saturday Night Live" has poked fun at him mercilessly.
Passengers interviewed by local TV stations described the train vibrating wildly and bucking as it went off the rails. The accident occurred about 10 a.m. local time on route A of the NY subway with a train going South.
Hamilton wants to settle things outside of the auto , and everyone else seems to be freaking out because there was a skirmish. This kind of punishment can affect the outcome of this championship, as we have a tight race between Vettel and Hamilton .
Warmbier was flown first to an American military medical facility in Japan, then flown on to Cincinnati, near his family's home. This morning came word suddenly that the United States had secured his release , but under apparently desperate circumstances.
The first Test takes place on June 24 at Eden Park and history suggests it will be hard for the losing team to bounce back. Replacements: Hikawera Elliot, Chris Eves, Marcel Renata, Leighton Price, Kara Pryor, Bryn Hall, Ihaia West, Rob Thompson.
But he is much better known for instituting steep price increases on lifesaving drugs as a pharmaceutical entrepreneur. Former pharmaceutical chief executive Martin Shkreli has gone on trial in NY charged with fraud.
Penton said that, because her first two children were carried to term, the thought of delivering at 36 weeks never concerned her. Pilots re-routed the plane to New Orleans, but Penton's water broke in flight. 'There was no time to prepare, ' Cristina said.
The state opening took place only days after another huge annual event, Trooping the Color, a celebration of the queen's birthday. The Queen's Speech covered a vast array of topics but did not mention Donald Trump's upcoming visit to the United Kingdom.
Iraqi forces set sights on Old City riverside in Mosul
The following day, he said, a dozen coalition airstrikes on Mosul's western-most edge killed about 40 militants. Members of Iraqi forces take up positions at the frontline in Old City of West Mosul, Iraq June 27, 2017.
Spithill skippers Oracle to 1st win in America's Cup
Spithill, one of the world's most successful sailors, said it was too soon to say what he or the USA team would do next. CEO Grant Dalton did not detail his plans, but told a media briefing they would "play out in the next couple of weeks".
New Zealand humble U.S. to win 35th America's Cup
Emirates New Zealand won the America's Cup on Monday, laying the ghost of 2013 with a crushing victory over Oracle Team USA. The standout feature was a revolutionary grinding system in which the Kiwis replaced traditional arm power with leg power.
Kevin Harvick wins at Sonoma for 1st victory of season
It was by no means easy for Bowyer, who battled strategy and tire wear, a damaged auto as well as having to rebound from spinning. The No. 17 will need to avoid avoid race-ending collisions like his one with girlfriend Danica Patrick at Sonoma in the playoffs.
Jury Still Deliberating On Verdict In Bill Cosby Trial
Simpson trial, telling Deadline , " Bill Cosby's criminal trial is the celebrity criminal trial of the new 21st century". As such, legal experts have said the trial fits the "he said-she said" arguments so common to sexual offense cases.