The President of the United States Donald trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to stop a Federal investigation into possible links former adviser to trump Michael Flynn and Russian intelligence services, The New York Times reported, citing a report drawn up by the Komi Republic immediately after the conversation with the President.
«I hope you will be able to forget about it», — quotes the Komi trump.
The white house denies that such a request trump took place.
The report referred to and referenced by other us media, was made by James Comey immediately after the meeting with trump in the oval office, which took place the day after the dismissal of Michael Flynn from the post of Advisor to the President.
We will remind, the head of the FBI, James Comey, was dismissed by President Donald trump in early may. Judging by the comments of the White house, Comey was dismissed on the grounds that he could not cope with the assigned duties and, in the opinion of the President, could not continue to manage the FBI.
James Comey was removed from office a day after hearings in the legal Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate in the case of relationships, Michael Flynn, former adviser to trump on national security, with Russian politicians. Also discussed was the possible intervention of Russia in the presidential campaign in the United States.
At the same time, according to us media reports, a few days before his unexpected resignation of the head of the FBI James Komi has addressed in the Ministry of justice with a request for his Department supplementary budget with the aim to intensify the investigation of suspicions of Russian interference in the presidential election.