comScore

James Comey Says Trump Asked Him to ‘Let Go’ of Flynn Probe: ‘Obviously, It’s Evidence of Obstruction of Justice’

During a sit-down interview with MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace on Sunday at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan, former FBI Director James Comey talked about how President Donald Trump asked him to “let go” of the Michael Flynn probe.

“I was to tell him what the threat is inside the United States and I had some pretty hair-raising stuff to tell him and he seemed distracted,” Comey said about speaking to the president of the United States.

He then said that he didn’t remember Trump asking a single follow-up question. Instead, Trump kicked everyone out and asked to speak to Comey alone.

“He said he wanted to talk about Mike Flynn and then in substance in that conversation he asked me — which I took as a direction —  to let it go,” Comey said.

Then, Comey said this: “Obviously, it’s evidence of obstruction of justice so how to handle that was something we struggled with and we decided to keep it tight for two reasons. First, we didn’t want to infect the investigative team and didn’t want them to know the president just said drop that investigation.”

Comey’s interview was his first public interview since his sit-down with Congress.

Watch above, via MSNBC

 

 

Have a tip we should know? tips@mediaite.com

Filed Under:
  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. Law & Crime
  5. SportsGrid
  6. AmboTV
  7. Gossip Cop