Mr Schiller was among those Trump consulted about Mr Comey and was entrusted by the president to deliver a letter informing the director of his firing.
"I guess I was a little bit surprised, because all of the Democrats, I mean, they hated Jim Comey", Trump said. "There is no collusion. We have nothing to do with Russian Federation".
But they also say that the president is considering shaking up the existing on-camera briefing schedule, that has more or less been four times a week, by possibly doing less briefings in general.
The president represented himself in an interview with Jeanine Pirro that aired on Fox News on Saturday evening, in one of the few shows to secure any comment from the White House over the weekend about the previous week's events.
Pressed by Pirro about launching an independent commission to investigate the issue, Trump suggested the current investigations taking place in Congress will suffice. "If it takes longer, it takes longer, but let them do the job right".
Last week, President Trump strongly implied that he has recordings of his private conversations with former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.
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Trump confidants say Bannon has been marginalized on major decisions, including Comey's firing, after clashing with Kushner. I think he's looking at the wrong culprits.
President Trump said he didn't ask Comey for his loyalty and has no idea how it got into the news. "I think it'd be a fascinating job". I think loyalty to the country, loyalty to the U.S., is important. "You know, look, it's politics".
NY [U.S.], May 14: United States President Donald Trump has denied allegations of any type of collusion between his campaign officials and Russian operatives.
"No, we do it in a different way", Trump said. We just don't have them. "He gives them an opportunity to sell and he holds them accountable - that's something I saw him do time and time again during the campaign".
I understand that the media has been treating the Trump administration with hostility. During that afternoon's press briefing, Spicer refused to answer questions regarding Trump's "tapes" tweet-sticking to a response that centered around the president having "nothing further to add on that".