Former FBI director James Comey could take the stand as early as next week to testify before a Senate committee that President Trump asked him to back off the investigation into Mike Flynn.
In February, The New York Times leaked a memo, allegedly written by Comey, in which he recounts how Trump had asked him to shut down the investigation into former national security adviser Mike Flynn. The memo reportedly states that in reference to the FBI investigation into Flynn, Trump said to Comey, “I hope you can let this go.”
Flynn was forced to resign Feb. 13. The conversation between Trump and Comey, which sparked the memo, took place the day after that.
Quoting a “Comey associate, who wasn’t authorized to discuss details of the testimony,” The Associated Press reported that former FBI director Robert Mueller III, who has been appointed to lead the government’s “Russian probe”, is allowing Comey to make certain statements. However, an actual spokesman for Mueller declined to comment.
A separate investigation by a House panel is also asking the FBI to turn over documents related to Comey’s interactions with both the White House and the Justice Department.
Trump’s longtime personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz was recently hired to deal with the Russian probe.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT to SAVE THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
Please join the thousands of DML readers who have purchased a bumper sticker. CLICK HERE.
If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).
To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.
Sign up to get breaking news alerts from Dennis Michael Lynch.
TRUMP TWEET: Hillary & Obama