Former FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo that President Donald Trump asked him to end the investigation of national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Comey was so appalled by the request that he wanted to document it, sources said. Comey shared it with FBI senior officials, according to sources.
"I hope you can let this go," Comey wrote, quoting the President. CNN has not viewed the memo but sources described it to CNN.
The memo is the clearest sign yet of potential interference by Trump with the investigation into whether members of his campaign team colluded with Russian officials.
"Three words: obstruction of justice," said CNN's senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin on Tuesday. "Telling the FBI director to close down an investigation of your senior campaign adviser for his activities during your campaign for president, if that's true, that is obstruction of justice."
There is nothing left to say--the President of the United States committed a bald-faced act of obstruction of justice. Not over a blowjob--over the investigation into whether or not there were connections between his campaign and the Russian government. Ladies and Gentlemen, if there was ever any doubt, treason against the United States of America has been committed. Trump used the Russians to steal an American election, and the Russians had to attack this country in the process. This placed Russia at war with the United States, and Trump gave aid and comfort and valuable assistance and encouragement to the enemy. What did the man say? They will all die because of an extended stay in jail. All of them.
If this were a game of poker, James Comey just laid down a Royal Flush and walked off with all of Trump's chips, his shirt, his fat pants, his wallet, his lady, and the keys to his car.
It's all over but the shouting. If the Republicans do nothing, then it means Russia has leverage over them as well.