Comey’s Revenge: Leaks Memo To NYT Saying Trump Asked Him To End Flynn Investigation

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Update 1:

And just like yesterday, it was just a matter of minutes before CNN and NBC ‘independently’ corroborated the New York Times’ story.

By:  Tyler Durden

This article first appeared at ZeroHedge

Meanwhile, Independent Senator Angus King of Maine is now considering calling for impeachment proceedings for “obstruction of justice.”

“Obstruction of justice is such a serious event.  And I say it with sadness and reluctance.  This is not something that I’ve advocated for.”

 

“But, if indeed the President tried to tell the Director of the FBI, who worked for him, that he should drop an investigation, whether it was Michael Flynn or some investigation that had nothing to do with Russia or politics or the election, that’s a very serious matter.”

Meanwhile, according the NYT, Comey shared the existence of the memo with senior FBI officials and close associates. The New York Times admitted it had not viewed a copy of the memo but portions of the letter were apparently read to a reporter covering the story.

According to details in the memo, Comey had been invited to the Oval Office with other senior national security officials for a terrorism threat briefing. When the meeting ended, Trump asked all present — including Vice President Pence and Attorney General Sessions — to leave the room except for Comey.  It was at that time that Trump condemned the continued leaks to the media before turning the conversation to Flynn’s fate.

Alone in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump began the discussion by condemning leaks to the news media, saying that Mr. Comey should consider putting reporters in prison for publishing classified information, according to one of Mr. Comey’s associates.

 

Mr. Trump then turned the discussion to Mr. Flynn.

It seems that Comey just outed himself as one of the leakers the White House was looking for.

Meanwhile, in a statement, the White House denied the version of events as writing in the memo.

“While the president has repeatedly expressed his view that General Flynn is a decent man who served and protected our country, the president has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn,” the statement said. “The president has the utmost respect for our law enforcement agencies, and all investigations. This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey.”

If Trump does have Oval Office recordings, as he suggested in the tweet below, now might be a good time to introduce them into the public record as it looks as though Comey just called his bluff.

This article first appeared at ZeroHedge