News Alert: Asked whether he urged Comey to back off Flynn investigation, Trump tells news conference: “No. No. Next question.”

The terse denial marks the first public comments by President Trump since reports this week that he had asked the FBI director to back off an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn as part of a broader probe into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign. He also dismissed suggestions of criminal charges or impeachment: “I think it’s totally ridiculous. Everybody thinks so.”

 
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News Alert Thu., May. 18, 2017 4:39 p.m.
 
 
Asked whether he urged Comey to back off Flynn investigation, Trump tells news conference: “No. No. Next question.”
The terse denial marks the first public comments by President Trump since reports this week that he had asked the FBI director to back off an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn as part of a broader probe into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign. He also dismissed suggestions of criminal charges or impeachment: “I think it’s totally ridiculous. Everybody thinks so.”
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