In February, U.S. President Donald Trump during a meeting with James Comey, who was FBI Director at that time, asked him to stop the probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
This was reported by The New York Times referring to associates of Comey who have seen private notes he wrote recounting the conversation.
“I hope you can let this go,” Trump said, according to the Comey’s notes.
The newspaper writes that this was the way Trump tried to prevent the investigation of his team’s relations with Russia. However, the White House denied statements that the President somehow tried to stop the investigation.
“The president has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end an investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn,” the White House statement said.
Trump fired Comey on May 9th because he “did not do well at work.” Trump‘s former advisor Michael Flynn was forced to resign in mid-February because of his secret contacts with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak.
Previously, the media wrote that Flynn was warned about the dangers of contact with the Russian ambassador.