“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”
This quote has been out for awhile and was released right after Trump fired Comey last month with regards to the investigation of Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his ties to Russia.
Comey kept meticulous memos detailing every one of his nine encounters with Trump and thank goodness for that. However, the details of this particular interaction haven’t been released until now. Trump was basically requesting that an official investigation be dropped because he said so. Which is suspicious, to say the least.
Probably the most damning aspects of this recount is the fact that Trump excused the Attorney General from the Oval Office and made Comey stay behind, such an action is HIGHLY inappropriate and against protocol. Comey writes, “I told the AG that what had just happened — him being asked to leave while the FBI Director, who reports to the AG, remained behind — was inappropriate and should never happen.”
Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.