According to The New York Times, a memo written by former FBI director James Comey following a meeting with US President Donald Trump quotes Trump asking to end the investigation against former National Security Advisor Michael T. Flynn. The White House denied the claims.
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According to The New York Times, during an Oval Office meeting in February, US President Donald Trump asked former FBI director James Comey to stop the investigation against former National Security Advisor Michael T. Flynn. Comey, who was fired by Trump last week, quoted the president in a memo written after the meeting.
According to the report, two of the sources who told The New York Times about the meeting read the memo immediately after the meeting. “I hope you can let this go,” the memo read in connection to Flynn’s investigation regarding possible connections with Russian officials during the election campaign. According to a Reuters report, another source associated with Comey confirmed the memo and said that the report is accurate.
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According to the report, the memo was just one of Trump’s documented statements. Comey kept the evidence for fear that Trump will try to influence the investigation. “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” Trump told Comey, according to the memo. “He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”
“While the president has repeatedly expressed his view that General Flynn is a decent man who served and protected our country, the president has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn,” The White House stated. “This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey.”