The world is waiting for President Donald Trump and the White House to dispute the report that Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to close inquiry into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn.
According to the New York Times, the request was made in February.
The president requested that he wanted to see Comey alone after a national security briefing that involved Vice President Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
“I hope you can let this go,” Trump told Comey according to the person who revealed this. Flynn has been involved in the shady dealings with the Russians during the election period, a sin that got him disgraced and booted out of government.
Trump sacked Comey in a shocking move, but Comey was smart to keep his log of every discussion he had with Trump because he never trusted Trump, according to the source.
The meeting was held on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. This was a day after Flynn was fired for lying to colleagues about the phone calls he had with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak.
The White House denies the story. “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 said in a statement.
“The president has the utmost respect for our law enforcement agencies, and all investigations,” the White House said. “This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey.”