James Comey confirms Trump tried to make him drop probe into Flynn's Russia ties and pledge loyalty

James Comey confirms Trump tried to make him drop probe into Flynn's Russia ties and pledge loyaltyThe former FBI Director James Comey will confirm reports that Donald Trump put pressure on him to drop enquiries related to an ongoing investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, according to a prepared testimony released a day before he is set to testify to Congress. Mr Comey’s prepared testimony appears to confirm past reports based on memos that the former FBI director wrote following interactions with the President, including a January dinner between the two when Mr Trump asked him if he wanted to keep his job before demanding loyalty. In other interactions between the two in February, the President pressured Mr Comey to drop an FBI investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign from his post a day earlier, and less than a month into the presidency amid concerns about his contacts with Russians.



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