Donald Trump has been embroiled in a controversy following a pair of media reports accusing him of trying to quash an FBI investigation against his former NSA James Flynn, and disclosing highly classified information to Russia.
According to a report published in the New York Times yesterday, Trump asked sacked FBI Director James Comey to end the investigation against Flynn.
“I hope you can let this go,” the US president told Comey, a memo, written by the former FBI chief, published in the report said.
Comey was abruptly fired at a time when he was leading an investigation into whether Trump’s election campaign had links with Russia’s alleged interference in the US polls.
The request was made by Trump after Flynn resigned as the national security advisor following surfacing of reports that he had maintained links with the Russians.
Sourcing its story based on two people who read the memo, the daily claimed that Comey wrote the memo detailing his conversation with Trump immediately after the meeting, which took place a day after Flynn resigned.
“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” the US president asked Comey.
“He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go,” Trump said, adding that Flynn had done nothing wrong. “I agree he is a good guy,” Comey said, according to the memo.
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