While the president has repeatedly expressed his view that General Flynn is a decent man who served and protected our country, the president has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn. The president has the utmost respect for our law enforcement agencies, and all investigations. is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey.The memo reportedly states that Trump made the request of Comey during an Oval Office meeting on Feb. 14, one day after Flynn resigned. The Times further reports that Trump suggested to Comey that reporters should be jailed for publishing classified information NBC News and CNN have confirmed the existence of the memo. And NBC confirmed the specific line in the memo: “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go.”
NBC news confirms letter and line: line, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go.” (Source close to Comey https://t.co/XH4TFgDTyL — Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) May 16, 2017
The news comes as Trump appeared to admit in an interview last week that the Russia investigation was on his mind when he fired Comey, which led to debate about whether Trump had obstructed justice. Ken Dilanian reported on MSNBC, through a source that “Comey intends to speak publicly about this at some point.” This story is currently breaking and will be updated as new details become available.