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President Trump claims ‘total and complete vindication’ after Comey testimony

NEW LONDON, CT - MAY 17: US President Donald Trump delivers the commencement address at the commencement ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, May 17, 2017 in New London, Connecticut. This is President Trump's second commencement address since taking office and comes amid controversy after his firing of FBI Director James Comey. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump is claiming “total and complete vindication” the day after former FBI Director James Comey testified on Capitol Hill.

In his testimony, Comey was clear that the President was never an explicit subject of the Russia probe — but he also said President Trump’s private comments urging him to drop the probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn led him to tell his Justice Department colleagues they needed to be careful.

“Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication…and WOW, Comey is a leaker!” President Trump tweeted Friday morning.

Comey disclosed Thursday that he provided the content of memos regarding meetings between himself and the President to a friend, who then disseminated the information to the media.

President Trump’s outside lawyer insisted Thursday that it was Comey who lied when he detailed conversations between himself and the President, raising the suggestion that Comey committed perjury while testifying under oath.

CNN’s Tom LoBianco and Kevin Liptak contributed to this report.