- Fired FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo following an early 2017 meeting with Trump that the president asked him to go easy on Michael Flynn
- Flynn lasted 24 days as National Security Advisor; he was fired after it became clear he had lied to VP Pence and to the FBI about his Russia contacts
- Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted Sunday that Flynn’s situation never came up during the meeting, contradicting what he said last month
- Trump insisted last December that he never talked about Flynn with Comey
- Democrats have seized on the episode to suggest Trump may have been guilty of obstructing justice by interfereing in a criminal probe of someone on his team
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted on Sunday that a central claim of fired FBI Director James Comey – one that could land the president in legal hot water – is completely false.
Comey wrote in a private memo following a February 2017 meeting with Trump that the newly minted president had asked him to tone down the investigative pressure on former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Not so, Giuliani claimed.
Flynn was bounced from the White House after just 24 days on the job, an event Trump has said was a consequence of Flynn’s lies to the FBI about his pre-inauguration contacts with a now-former Russian ambassador.
Comey, however, has claimed the president asked him whether there was a FISA investigation into Flynn, and suggested he should go easy on the retired lieutenant general and consider ‘letting Flynn go.’
‘I was so stunned by the conversation that I just took it in,’ he told a Senate panel in June 2017. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6052777/The-president-didnt-say-Giuliani-says-Trump-never-discussed-Flynn-Comey.html