James Comey Says Donald Trump Asked Him To End Flynn Investigation

James Comey Says Donald Trump Asked Him To End Flynn Investigation

The Reuters/Ipsos poll, which was conducted after President Trump sensationally sacked FBI Director James Comey last week, revealed 59 percent of Americans agreed that “Congress should launch an independent investigation into communications between the Russian government and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election”.

Of those respondents, 41 per cent were Republicans and 79 per cent were Democrats.

The recent poll results show an increase in those who want Mr Trump’s Russian ties investigated when compared with 54 per cent of adults who felt that way when the poll last asked the question in February.

John Kremer, a Donald Trump supporter from Alabama who backs the prospect of an independent investigation, said: “I really don’t know what to believe anymore.

“If Comey hadn’t been fired, I would have been comfortable with the results of their investigation.

“My concern now is whether he [Trump] is trying to minimise the investigation.”

The poll conducted between May 10 and May 14 received responses from 1,541 adults in the US.

The news comes after President Trump reportedly revealed highly classified information about ISIS to the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov during a White House meeting last week.

A US official claims the President “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies”.

The President is alleged to have gone off script and began describing details about an ISIS threat related to the use of laptop computers on aircrafts.

He is also alleged to have boasted to Russian diplomats about the intelligence he regularly receives and may have risked the future relationship with the important source.

Mr Trump reportedly said: “I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel every day.”

Top White House staffers, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and US national security advisor H.R. McMaster, have defended the President and said the allegations are false.

Mr McMaster told reporters: “The President and the foreign minister reviewed common threats from terrorist organisations to include threats to aviation.

“At no time were any intelligence sources or methods discussed and no military operations were disclosed that were not already known publicly.”

In a statement, Mr Tillerson added: “During President Trump’s meeting with Foreign Minister Lavrov, a broad range of subjects were discussed among which were common efforts and threats regarding counter-terrorism.

“During that exchange the nature of specific threats were discussed, but they did not discuss sources, methods or military operations.”

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