Trump explained that his reservations about Flynn's judgment by discussing a story about a toast to British Prime Minister Theresa May and someone else who Flynn had said called before her after Trump was inaugurated, but Flynn had not told the President.
Much of the memo's contents were included in a book by Comey titled "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership" and published this week in which he compares the Republican president to a mob boss who stresses personal loyalty over the law and has little regard for morality or truth. Those memos played a key role in initiating special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.
Former FBI Director James Comey famously kept detailed memos of his interactions with President Donald Trump before the president fired him. It took less than an hour for the memos to leak after Congress obtained them.
Comey recounts the conversation where the president asked for loyalty, Comey offered honesty, and Trump asked for "honest loyalty".
The Justice Department asked for more time, and the lawmakers agreed.
After all his conversations with the president, Comey briefed McCabe and other aides. "I don't even dislike Donald Trump", Comey told CNN's Jake Tapper. He called the allegation "fake news". The conversation about Flynn occurred at the same meeting.
Trump denies the accounts of events Comey has given and has sandblasted him on Twitter this week. Comey says Trump replied "there were no prostitutes; there were never prostitutes". The president would later fire Flynn for apparently misleading the administration about his Russian Federation contacts, but he also repeatedly urged Comey to drop the federal investigation into the retired lieutenant general.
In the memo, Comey claims the U.S. Prez said Russia's Prez told him. "To letting Flynn go".
Comey also told Tapper, incredibly, that he wasn't sure of how many memos there were, or how many were classified.
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"It really was conversation-as-jigsaw puzzle in a way, with pieces picked up, then discarded, then returned to", Comey wrote. They also portray a president displaying moments of candor as he tried to persuade the FBI director to declare the president wasn't personally under investigation.
Tweeting after the release of the memos, Mr Trump said said they showed clearly that there was "NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION".
As Comey wrote in his book, he details how Trump had asked him about alleged "golden shower" tape.
Priebus then asked if the bureau was wiretapping Flynn, according to the memo.
A group of Republican representatives, including House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Trey Gowdy, and House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes, had requested the Comey memos be released.
Trump is also focused on loyalty, as Comey has said in congressional testimony and his book.
And he frequently mentioned to Comey "your guy" Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, whom Trump had made a political target in the 2016 campaign. Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the bad job he did-until he was, in fact, fired.
Comey recounts that Trump, Priebus and Kushner each brought up his handling of the Clinton email investigation.