US President Donald Trump has denied having asked then FBI director James Comey to stop investigating former national security advisor Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty this week to lying to the FBI about discussions with Russia.
“I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn. Just more Fake News covering another Comey lie!” Trump said Sunday in a tweet.
After he was fired himself in May, Comey testified under oath before a Senate panel that, a day after Flynn’s firing, Trump asked him to drop an investigation into the former national security advisor.
Trump fired Comey in May, citing the FBI chief’s probe into the alleged links between the presidential campaign and Russian interference.
In his Sunday Twitter messages, Trump also attacked his own FBI, saying the federal law enforcement agency’s reputation is “in tatters.”
The president was responding to reports that a veteran FBI counterintelligence agent was removed from special counsel…