All far from rosy in Donald Trump’s garden

When James Comey, fired as FBI director by Donald Trump earlier this year, went before the US Senate last week, his testimony painted the US president as a liar and bully – provoking a spluttering response from Trump in the White House’s Rose Garden

11th June, 2017
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Donald Trump in the White House Rose Garden on Friday, where he denied explosive claims made by former FBI director James Comey All pictures: Getty

Pity Donald Trump’s defender-in-chief, Paul Ryan. And his high-priced lawyer, Marc Kasowitz. For the whole of last Thursday, Trump remained silent as former FBI director James Comey systematically paintedhim as a liar and a bully who would bend the rule of law if necessary, in pursuit of self-serving goals.

But Trump never promised them silence in the Rose Garden. And so, on Friday afternoon, in front of the astonished-looking Romanian president Klaus Iohannis...

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