>> President Trump said Sunday, he never ordered dismissed FBI Director James Comey to end the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, as the fallout from Flynn's Friday plea bargain continues to rock the White House. I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn. Just more fake news covering another Comey lie!
Trump said on Twitter. Comey wrote a memo before he was fired saying Trump told him, quote, I hope you can let this go, in regards to the Flynn investigation. The report on that memo in the New York Times was one of the factors leading to the nomination of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Sunday's tweet came less than a day after Trump got himself into trouble over another post, in which he seemed to suggest he knew Flynn lied to the FBI about his contacts with Russia, before he was fired as National Security Advisor after less than a month in the job.
Many saw this as Trump admitting obstruction of justice. John Dowd, Trump's personal lawyer, told Axios Sunday that he was the one who drafted this earlier post, saying, quote, my mistake, end quote, I'm out of the Twitter business. Dowd also disputed that the tweet admitted obstruction of justice. Flynn was the most senior Trump aide to be implicated in Muller's investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election, but Trump has continued to stress there was no collusion between his campaign and the Kremlin.
>> No collusion. No collusion. Absolutely.