By Anthony Zurcher
The White House has denied a report that President Donald Trump tried to persuade the FBI to end its investigation into former aide Michael Flynn.
It’s not the only Trump crisis of the last 24 hours, coming hard on the heels of the news that the president shared sensitive material with Russian diplomats.
The bombshell memo and the ‘I’ word
Donald Trump is discovering just how dangerous an adversary James Comey can be.
A person doesn’t rise as high as Mr Comey did in the federal government without learning how to cover his, er, posterior.
With this latest bombshell from the New York Times it’s clear that the former FBI director, who was unceremoniously sacked by the president, is poised to enjoy the last laugh. Thanks to his propensity for memo-writing, he may have constructed an arsenal capable of mortally wounding the Trump presidency.
At the moment the White House is denying Mr Comey’s reported characterisation of the conversation the two men had shortly after the president fired Michael Flynn. In a “he-said, he-said” situation, however, the man who wrote contemporaneous documents – memos plural – will have the upper hand.
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