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He also says in an appearance on NBC's "Today" show that he favored the firing of FBI Director James Comey and thought that Trump "made the right decision".

A longtime political ally of President Donald Trump said in a Bloomberg Television interview Friday he is "anxious" to testify publicly to congressional committees investigating Russian meddling in the USA election, but that he would decline to meet with lawmakers behind closed doors. It's always been my position that I won't comment on the scope or the content or the frequency of my occasional conversations with the President.

Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday that a CNN report that Stone recommended firing Comey is "fake news". "I would have fired him five seconds after I took my hand off the Bible", Stone said.

"I want to testify".

"I have not been subpoenaed, it appears that General Flynn was subpoenaed because he refused to turn over any documents and he did not comply with the Senate's request".

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They both said that according to their sources, Trump dismissed Comey because he was covering for Hillary Clinton and her "megacrimes" and "wasting his time investigating the non-existent Russian collusion"-contradicting the official White House story".

Those offering their own appraisals in "Get Me Roger Stone", including the president, Paul Manafort and Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson, have other names for the spotlight-grabbing political consultant.

That dynamic has been tested with Trump's rise, as Stone, who had come to be regarded in recent years as a gabby relic of Nixon era political trickster culture, rose up again to become an active player in presidential politics when Trump, his friend and former client, grabbed hold of the GOP primary race.

When asked if he believes Comey told Trump he's not under investigation, Stone replied, "Yes - I think he did". "We have nothing", he said.

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