As of now, I am in control here, in the White House

Trump Denies Asking Comey to Shut Down Flynn Probe

President Trump said unequivocally today that he did not urge former FBI Director James Comey, in any way, to shut down the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

Trump spoke in the East Room during a press conference with Colombian President Santos.

From the White House transcript.

Q  Thank you, Mr. President. In the light of a very busy news week, a lot of people would like to get to the bottom of a couple of things, give you a chance to go on record here. Did you at any time urge former FBI Director James Comey in any way, shape, or form to close or to back down the investigation into Michael Flynn? And also as you look back —

PRESIDENT TRUMP: No. No. Next question.

Q  Next question. As you look back over the past six months or year, have you had any recollection where you’ve wondered if anything you have done has been something that might be worthy of criminal charges in these investigations or impeachment, as some on the left are implying?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I think it’s totally ridiculous. Everybody thinks so. And again, we have to get back to working our country properly so that we can take care of the problems that we have. We have plenty of problems. We’ve done a fantastic job. We have a tremendous group of people. Millions and millions of people out there that are looking at what you had just said, and said, “What are they doing?”

Director Comey was very unpopular with most people. I actually thought when I made that decision — and I also got a very, very strong recommendation, as you know, from the Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein. But when I made that decision, I actually thought that it would be a bipartisan decision, because you look at all of the people on the Democratic side — not only the Republican side — they were saying such terrible things about Director Comey.

Trump also said that while he “respects” the decision by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint a special counsel, “The entire thing has been a witch hunt,” adding, “And there is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself — and the Russians, zero.”

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on RedditShare on LinkedInEmail this to someone

6 Responses to Trump Denies Asking Comey to Shut Down Flynn Probe

  1. This Russian conspiracy charge is the coordinated effort of mean girls, bullies, sore losers, miffed elites, and some misguided youngsters.
    Out here in flyover country, we’re wondering what’s next for Obamacare, the Wall, how about our taxes, and will the government get busy and fix the bridges.
    The election is over. Move on. She lost, he won, fair and square.
    This continuous hoop-la is not helping and is really making us sorry we didn’t dump the rest of the Repubs in Congress when we elected MrTrump.
    Sissy scaredy-cats all.

  2. The question I have in this Democrat and media campaign to destroy Trump’s presidency, to get him out of the White House, to impeach him after 118 days in office, is: where in the Sam Hill are the Republican party elites?

    Where are McConnell and Ryan and Priebus in a powerful defense of the Republican President of the United States and the leader of the Republican party in the light of all these false charges and innuendos in the intense war declared on Trump by the Democrats and the media?

    Where is their full-throated, public and articulate defense of the President, the leader of their own political party? What is the strategy of the Republican elites to effectively and publicly defend President Trump? They are AWOL from the fight, that’s where they are. They are, in effect, in full cooperation with Schumer and Pelosi.

    The Republican elites’ lack of effort in defending Trump answers all our questions about their real intent, doesn’t it?

Leave a reply