Finally, a Republican on record that will speak about the alleged Comey memo that claims President Trump wanted to shut down the Flynn investigation.
Brent Baier claimed no Republicans wanted to join his show tonight to discuss the alleged Comey memo. Now, Sen. Richard Burr is casting doubt on its very existence. Burr is the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Source: Washington Examiner
“I actually believe the director might have told us that there’d been a request like that and it was never mentioned by him,” the North Carolina Republican told reporters. “So somebody’s going to have to do more than have anonymous sources on this one for me to believe that there’s something there.“
Burr, who is leading a probe into Russian interference in the 2016 elections along side Virginia Democrat Mark Warner, said he’d not personally read the New York Times’ report yet, but heard about it from fellow Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
According to the report, Comey authored a memo summarizing a conversation with the president, quoting Trump as asking him to end the investigation into Flynn, who served Trump during the campaign and in the earliest days of the administration. “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” Trump is quoted as saying, according to the outlet. “He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”
The gravity of the accusation inspired even Trump’s more willing Republican critics to tread lightly. “I’m not going to opine about a memo,” Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., said. “We’re not going to try somebody on a piece of paper.”
I like Graham’s answer about not trying someone over a piece of paper. The NY Times has also put themselves in a pickle. If there is no Comey memo and they ran with this story, it’s time to close the doors.
They are not close to being a reputable news organization anymore. America has had enough! Oh yeah, thanks, Sen. Burr!
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