Ex-FBI head Comey says Trump forced him on Russia test
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By Reuters| Updated: June 07, 2017
WASHINGTON: Former FBI executive James Comey blamed U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday of attempting to inspire him to dilute the authority’s investigation into Russia’s claimed impedance in the 2016 U.S. presidential decision.
Trump solicited Comey to drop an investigation from previous national security consultant Michael Flynn as a component of the Federal Bureau of Investigation test into whether Moscow intruded in the race, as per declaration from Comey posted on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s site.
Comey said Trump let him know at a supper on Jan. 27, seven days after the president took office, that: “I require steadfastness. I expect dedication.”
Comey, who Trump let go a month ago, is to convey his declaration face to face at an eagerly awaited hearing at the intelligence advisory group on Thursday.
Amid the supper, the president inquired as to whether he needed to remain on as FBI executive, Comey said. The previous FBI head said he ended up plainly worried that Trump was attempting to make “some kind of support relationship.”
Tests of the Russia assertions have hung over Trump’s administration since he took office and undermine to overpower his approach needs, with a few congressional boards of trustees directing their own investigations of the charged interfering by Moscow.
The Kremlin denies U.S. intelligence offices’ decision that Moscow attempted to tilt the race battle to support Trump, utilizing means, for example, hacking into the messages of senior Democrats. Trump has denied any intrigue.