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Trump reportedly asked FBI’s Comey to 'let go' Flynn probe

May 17, 2017, 7:26 AM EDT
U.S. President Donald Trump has in the past heaped praise on former national security adviser.
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U.S. President Donald Trump, under pressure over divulging classified information to Russian officials, reportedly urged former FBI chief James Comey to drop an investigation that probes ties between ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn and Moscow.

The explosive revelation comes from a memo written by Comey immediately after a meeting with Trump in February, writes the BBC. The White House rejected the allegations describing the memo as a false portrayal of the conversation between the president and Comey.

Erwin Chereminsky, a constitutional law professor and dean of University of California, Irvine School of Law, likened Trump’s meddling with an ongoing probe to former president Nixon’s conduct, which eventually forced him to resign from office, notes Reuters.

Democratic U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal accused the president of obstructing justice and called for a prompt investigation by an independent special prosecutor.