Trump also said he regretted not firing James Comey immediately instead of waiting until May 2017, confirming an account Rudy Giuliani gave earlier in the day that Trump was dismayed in 2016 by the way Comey handled the Hillary Clinton email case.
“Number one how illegal is it? And number two, how low is it,” he said.
“I have had many people ask me to release them. Not that I didn’t like the idea but I wanted to wait, I wanted to see where it was all going”