Breaking. Trump asked Comey to lay off of Flynn.Updated X2 with WH response and additional quote. | THE POLITICUS

Breaking. Trump asked Comey to lay off of Flynn.Updated X2 with WH response and additional quote.

     This is just getting out of control now. The New York Times is REPORTING that Donald Trump asked then FBI Director James Comey to end the Michael Flynn investigation;

President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo that Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.

“I hope you can let this go,” the president told Mr. Comey, according to the memo.

     If in fact this is true, it adds even more fuel to the fire of Comey supporters relating the fact that His Lowness had asked Comey for his loyalty on the now infamous January 27th WH dinner, as he wrote a memo on it almost immediately afterwards;

Mr. Comey wrote the memo detailing his conversation with the president immediately after the meeting, which took place the day after Mr. Flynn resigned, according to two people who read the memo. The memo was part of a paper trail Mr. Comey created documenting what he perceived as the president’s improper efforts to influence an ongoing investigation. An F.B.I. agent’s contemporaneous notes are widely held up in court as credible evidence of conversations.

     And just to set the cement even further, Michael

Schmidt, the NY Times reporter who broke the story just told Chuck Todd on MTP Daily that Comey was there for a scheduled intelligence meeting, and Trump kicked everybody else out of the room so he could speak to Comey privately. The White House is of course denying the story, but their response so far seems rather muted with the potential damage this story can hold for them.

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