At a joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, President Trump said he would be willing to testify under oath to rebut what former FBI director James Comey said to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. Trump said he never asked Flynn to "pledge allegiance" to him.
"I hardly know the man," Trump said. "I'm not going to say I want you to pledge allegiance. Who would do that? Who would ask a man to pledge allegiance under oath? I hardly know the man."
"He did say under oath that you told him to let the Flynn -- that hoped the Flynn investigation [he could let go of that]," Karl told Trump.
"I didn't say that," Trump responded.
"So he lied about that?" Karl asked.
"Well, I didn't say that," Trump said. "I will tell you that I didn't say that. And there would be nothing wrong if I did say that according to everybody that I've read today. But I did not say that."
"He said those things under oath," Karl told the president. "Would you be willing to speak under oath to give your version of events?"
"100%," Trump responded.
On the alleged tapes President Trump has referred to before, he told the media they will know about them in a "fairly short period of time."
"Are there tapes?" a reporter shouted.
"You're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don't worry," the president said.