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Trump: ‘I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn'


Added 12-03-17 06:58:02am EST - “President Trump in an early morning tweet on Sunday said he never asked former FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying "fake news" outlets are "covering another Comey lie."” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Trump: ‘I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Trump in an early morning tweet on Sunday said he never asked former FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying "fake news" outlets are "covering another Comey lie."

He became the first person to have held a position in the Trump administration to be charged by the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Trump in an apparent shift on on Saturday tweeted he had to fire Flynn as national because the retired Army general lied to Vice President Pence and the FBI.

"I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI. He has pled guilty to those lies," he said in the tweet, which was sent while he was traveling in New York City for fundraising events.

Two sources familiar with that tweet, however, told The Washington Post Saturday that John Dowd, Trump's chief counsel, had crafted that tweet.

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