Trump: "I never asked Comey to close Flynn probe"
"No, no, next question," Trump said when asked whether he may have obstructed justice by asking then-FBI Director James Comey to close the investigation into Mike Flynn, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
Trump said Comey had a "poor, poor performance" when speaking before the Senate. "So poor, in fact that I believed that's why the deputy Attorney General wrote the letter" in which the Justice Department advised the President to fire Comey.
Trump is under fire for having potentially interfered with the FBI's investigation into Flynn's ties with Turkey and Russia.
A special prosecutor was appointed on Wednesday to lead the investigation into alleged ties between Trump associates and the Russian government.
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