News Alert: Trump says FBI Director Comey told him three times he wasn’t under investigation, once in a phone call initiated by the president

The president tells NBC News in an interview that over dinner and during two phone calls, Comey assured Trump he was not under investigation. Trump referenced these conversations in his letter earlier this week firing the FBI Director. Officials say that Trump became increasingly angry with Comey over the director’s public comments on the counterintelligence investigation, as well as attempts to press Comey to more aggressively pursue leak investigations.

 
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News Alert Thu., May. 11, 2017 1:09 p.m.
 
 
Trump says FBI Director Comey told him three times he wasn’t under investigation, once in a phone call initiated by the president
The president tells NBC News in an interview that over dinner and during two phone calls, Comey assured Trump he was not under investigation. Trump referenced these conversations in his letter earlier this week firing the FBI Director. Officials say that Trump became increasingly angry with Comey over the director’s public comments on the counterintelligence investigation, as well as attempts to press Comey to more aggressively pursue leak investigations.
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