President Trump on Thursday reiterated his claim that fired FBI Director James Comey told him on three separate occasions that he was not under investigation by the FBI.
“He told me that. I mean, he told me that,” Trump said in an interview with NBC News. “I’ve heard that from others.”
Trump said Comey told him he was not under investigation once in person during a dinner the two had.
“I had a dinner with him. He wanted to have dinner because he wanted to stay on,” Trump said. “And I said I’ll consider, we’ll see what happens. But we had a very nice dinner. And at that time he told me, you are not under investigation, which I knew anyway.”
The President added that he also said the same thing during two different phone calls as well.
“I actually asked him, yes,” Trump said. “I said, if it’s possible, would you let me know, am I under investigation? He said, you are not under investigation.”
via Talking Points Memo