Former FBI director James Comey accused President Donald Trump of asking him to close a federal investigation into disgraced general Mike Flynn during a February 14 meeting in the Oval Office. ‘I hope you can let this go,’ Trump told Comey, according to a copy of a memo read to a New York Times reporter. Comey reportedly wrote the memo immediately after he met with Trump, as part of an effort to document situations in which the president sought to

interfere in the FBI’s operations. The White House quickly fired back, claiming in a statement that ‘the President has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn.’ ‘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,’ the White House said. READ MORE