Trump Denies He Asked Comey to Drop Investigation of Flynn
During a joint press conference with PresidentÂ Juan Manuel Santos CalderÃ³n of Colombia PresidentÂ Donald Trump told reporters Thursday afternoon there was no collusion between him and Russia, and the entire situation has been a witch hunt.
Asked point-blank if he had urged Jim Comey to drop the FBI investigation into Mike Flynn, his fired National Security Adviser, Trump interrupted the reporter and responded defiantly, "No. No. Next question."
Most important moment: Trump just denied on camera that he urged Comey to close/back off Flynn investigationâ€” Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) May 18, 2017
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He was then asked if there's anything he has done "that might be worthy of criminal charges or impeachment?"
"I think it's totally ridiculous. Everybody thinks so," Trump responded. He went on to say, "Director Comey was very unpopularÂ with most people," which is hardly accurate.Â
"Believe me, there's no collusion. Russia is fine," Trump added.
It was an odd choice of words, given that Americans aren't concerned about the health of the Russian Federation.
Asked about the appointment of a Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, Trump told reporters,Â "I respect the move, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt. There is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can only speak for myself and the Russians, zero."Â
It was, again, another odd choice of words:
On Wednesday the President complained that no politician in historyÂ has been treated as unfairlyÂ as he has been. And just this morning, President Trump tweeted that the appointment of a special counsel is the "single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history."
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