& # 039; The president did not say that! & # 039; Giuliani says Trump never talked about Flynn with Comey

Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said on Sunday in the program

Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, insisted on Sunday that a central claim by FBI director James Comey, fired, that he could take the president to hot water legally, is completely false.

Comey wrote in a private memo after a meeting in February 2017 with Trump that the newly minted president had asked him to moderate the pressure of the investigation on former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Not so, said Giuliani.

Flynn was fired from the White House after only 24 days at work, an event that Trump said was a consequence of Flynn's lies to the FBI about his contacts prior to taking office with a former Russian ambassador.

Comey, however, has claimed that the president asked him if there was a FISA investigation on Flynn, and suggested that it should be easy with the retired lieutenant general and consider "letting go of Flynn".

"I was so stunned by the conversation I just heard," he told a Senate panel in June 2017.

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Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said on CNN's "State of the Union" program on Sunday that the president and the FBI director, James Comey, never discussed the idea of ​​not having problems with former National Security Adviser Michael. Flynn

Trump and Comey met in early 2017 and the memories of the two men are different; Comey wrote his in the car after

Trump and Comey met in early 2017 and the memories of the two men are different; Comey wrote his in the car after

Trump and Comey met in early 2017 and the memories of the two men are different; Comey wrote his in the car after

Comey has admitted in the testimony of Congress that Trump never ordered him to retract the investigation of Flynn, who later pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts in late 2016 with the then Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak.

Comey has admitted in the testimony of Congress that Trump never ordered him to retract the investigation of Flynn, who later pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts in late 2016 with the then Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak.

Comey has admitted in the testimony of Congress that Trump never ordered him to retract the investigation of Flynn, who later pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts in late 2016 with the then Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak.

Trump's exact words, according to Comey – who remembered them on paper later – were: "I hope you see the way to let it go, to let go of Flynn, he's a good guy, I hope you can leave it like that.

Giuliani said on Sunday that none of that happened.

"There was no conversation about Michael Flynn, the president did not discover that Comey believed there had been so far, I think it was in February when it supposedly took place," he said on CNN's "State of the Union" program.

Democrats have taken advantage of Comey's claim to the contrary as evidence that Trump obstructed justice by interfering with an intelligence investigation that could establish links between Trump's transition and the Russian government.

The protracted investigation of special lawyer Robert Mueller on such alleged but unproven links has been a consistent distraction for the Trump administration. And Comey's claims, made while working on a memory that hit Trump, have increased the tension.

But Giuliani said Sunday that before Comey released his note to the media through a third party, the former legislator assured the senator that Trump and his team never obstructed their ongoing investigations.

& # 39;[The] note came out in may [2017]"Giuliani said." And in the middle, Comey testified under oath: in no way had they obstructed him at any time.

"Then, suddenly, in May, he says he felt clogged." He felt pressured by that comment, "You should be easy with Flynn." Then we argue that the president did not say that. "

What Comey said in his speech at the Congress in June 2017 is that I do not think it's for me to say if the conversation I had with the president was an effort to obstruct.

But he admitted that Trump's "hope" expression that Flynn, a decorated military man, could save his face, was not a criminal act.

"Those words are not an order," Comey admitted.

The president has insisted in the past that he never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn; is important because intervening in a criminal investigation into the retired general could be seen as an obstruction of justice

The president has insisted in the past that he never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn; is important because intervening in a criminal investigation into the retired general could be seen as an obstruction of justice

The president has insisted in the past that he never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn; is important because intervening in a criminal investigation into the retired general could be seen as an obstruction of justice

Giuliani said last month during a Sunday broadcast of the show & # 39; This Week & # 39; of ABC that Trump & # 39; did not order & # 39; to Comey who withdrew his investigation of Flynn during the fateful February 20176 one by one.

"He did not direct him to do that," Giuliani said then. "What he said was:" Can you, can you give him a break? "

Giuliani's interview on Sunday is not the first time the White House has discussed Comey's version of events.

Trump himself tweeted in December of 2017, amid a digital diatribe against his own Justice Department, that "I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn."

Only more fake news that covers another Comey lie! & # 39;

Flynn had pleaded guilty the previous week to a single charge of lying to the FBI.

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