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Trump denies asking Comey to end Flynn investigation

Trump denies asking Comey to end Flynn investigation

Then, it was alleged that Trump actually asked Comey to stop the FBI investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's possible Russian Federation connections, which Trump denied at the press conference Thursday.

Several weeks after his inauguration, President Trump contacted James Comey, then the FBI director, and asked him when federal authorities planned on spreading the word that he was not personally under investigation, two people with knowledge of the call told The New York Times.

On Wednesday, a high-powered special counsel was appointed to investigate events around the 2016 election - a move that left the Republican billionaire seething, and sent world stock markets tumbling.

US President Donald Trump has denied all allegations that he tried to pressure fired FBI Director James Comey into dropping a Russia-related probe, and called the appointment of a special counsel to probe claims of his collusion with Russian Federation a "witch hunt".

"I respect the move, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt", Trump said. "I think it divides the country".

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he's confident a sweeping overhaul of the USA tax system can be accomplished this year, batting aside a question about a possible delay as Washington reels from turmoil surrounding President Donald Trump.

Robert Mueller, Comey's predecessor at FBI from 2001-2013, has a lengthy, close and somewhat controversial history with the man suddenly at the center of investigations swirling around Trump.




Trump said his administration was committed to cutting the flow of drugs into the United States.

"We need a great director of the FBI", Trump said. "Even my enemies have said, 'There is no collusion'".

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is mocking US news reports suggesting President Donald Trump shared sensitive intelligence with him about terror threats involving laptops on airplanes.

The White House has denied the allegations of obstruction of justice.

Trump fired Comey May 9, in part, Trump said later, because the Russian investigation was dragging on. "You can't let them get you down, can't let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams".

It seemed like he was running scared, but in his press conference, he backtracked from his previous comments and said he was "fine with whatever people want to do", in regards to the special counsel investigation.

Trump said the issue is dividing the country and he wanted to get to work running the country. I think it shows division, and it shows that we're not together as a country. He added that he was thinking of the "Russia thing" when he did so.


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