Posted May. 18, 2017 07:19,
Updated May. 18, 2017 07:34
“I hope you can let this go,” Trump told former FBI Director James Comey regarding FBI’s investigation into Russia at his White House office on February 14, the New York Times reported Tuesday (local time), citing a source close to Comey. Comey wrote account of his meeting with Trump in a two-page long memo and the New York Times confirmed its content from the source. Comey was fired on May 9 for his conflicts with Trump over an investigation into Russia.
The White House issued a statement, saying, “This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the President and Comey.” However, some politicians are calling for special prosecutors or impeachment after viewing it as Trump’s Watergate moment. John McCain, the Arizona Republican senator, also worried that it is reaching Watergate size and scale.