Reports continue to pour in about all different aspects of the Trump administration. There are a plethora of “he said, she said” scenarios and 99% of them are coming from liberal politicians or liberal mainstream media sources. What does that tell you?
A report surfaced Tuesday, from former FBI director James Comey, stating that he was asked by President Trump to stop probing into Michael Flynn, the former national security advisor.
However, the White House says this simply is not true: “[T]he President has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn,” an official said. “The President has the utmost respect for our law enforcement agencies, and all investigations. This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the President and Mr. Comey.”
The New York Times said Comey wrote the memo shortly after an Oval Office meeting in February, months before Trump fired him.
“I hope you can let this go,” Trump told Comey, according to the Times account of the memo.
The memo was presented as the clearest evidence yet that Trump tried to influence the Justice Department and FBI probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign and alleged links to Trump’s associates.
Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe also testified last week on Capitol Hill that there “has been no effort to impede our investigation to date.”
Trump’s inner circle has been dogged by critical reports about his discussions behind closed doors. His team is still grappling with a Washington Post report that he shared classified details on an ISIS threat with visiting Russian officials – the White House has defended Trump’s discussions as “wholly appropriate.”
But more broadly, Trump has faced growing accusations from Democrats that he fired Comey last week out of frustration with the Russia investigation.
The memo reported by the Times was apparently written immediately after the meeting between Trump and Comey – which reportedly took place the same day Flynn was ousted as national security adviser for misleading Vice President Pence over his contacts with Russia’s ambassador.
The Times acknowledged it has not viewed a copy but said a Comey associate read parts of it.
Trump reportedly told Comey, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. … He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”
It sounds to me like Trump was trying to smooth things out and it was taken completely out of context. All I’m saying is that Comey did absolutely NOTHING about the corrupted Hillary Clinton. Therefore, he failed his job in my book.