Loud applause greeting the opening of the doors for a press conference to begin.
He steps to the podium, his White House counsel Sekulow and Cipollone to his side and a kingly fanfare playing.
Fanfare followed by "Hail to the Chief," then extended applause.
Trump: "We've all been through a lot together, and we probably deserve that hand for all of us."
"A tremendous thing was done over the last number of months."
Then he pivots to the "Witch Hunt" rhetoric.
Trump: "We've been going through this for over three years. It was evil. It was corrupt."
"I don't know if other presidents would be able to take it."
"Some people," he says, would have said no.
"Had I not fired James Comey, who was a disaster by the way, I might not even be here," Trump says, calling him a dirty cop.
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