Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn probe
FBI Director James Comey had written in a memo that Chief executive Donald Trump had requested him to close down an FBI research into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn, a person acquainted with the problem informed The Associated Press Tuesday.
Comey had written a memo for his information explaining the conference with Trump, which took place on Feb. 14, according to the content. That would be the day after Trump shot Flynn from his White House job. Two people who had studied the memo described its contents, the newspaper said.
“I do wish you can see your way obvious to allowing this go, to allowing Flynn goes,” Trump informed Comey, according to the content. “He is a good guy. I do wish you can let this go.”
The information sent shockwaves across Washington and increases the talk frustrating the White-house, which was already working with the results from Trump’s shooting of Comey last week and Trump’s claimed disclosure of extremely categorised information to Russian officials.
And on Capitol Hill, where Conservatives have so far usually supported Trump, a new feeling was obvious among associates. Many indicated strongly to worry about the newest details and confirmed a new desire for congressional participation — from House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz saying he will subpoena the memo to a refrain of comments requesting Comey to admit openly on the issue. The move could signify breaks in the bulwark that has, so far, protected Trump from the most severe scrutiny.