In the wake of James Comey’s testimony before Congress last week, President Trump basically accused Comey of perjury, claiming that he never expressed “hope” to the former FBI Director that he’d drop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia during a private meeting.
But during an interview with Fox News this Sunday, Donald Trump Jr. seemed to Comey’s version of events.
“When [Trump] tells you to do something, guess what, there’s no ambiguity in it,” Trump Jr. told Fox’s Jeanine Pirro. “There’s no, ‘hey, I’m hoping.’ You and I are friends, ‘hey I hope this happens, but you’ve got to do your job.’ That’s what he told Comey.”
Jr.’s comments seemingly contradict Trump’s statement on the matter, which were additionally affirmed by the President’s personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz. “The President never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that Mr. Comey stop investigating anyone, including suggesting that that Mr. Comey ‘let Flynn go’,” Kasowitz wrote in a statement.
Watch Trump Jr.’s segment with Jeanine Pirro below:
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) June 11, 2017
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