Donald Trump Jr: Comey memo didn't show obstruction of justice
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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump campaign paid thousands to pro-Trump TV pundit’s firm: report Intel Dem suggests Trump Jr. had more undisclosed meetings, phone calls OPINION | Gorka: America is back with the first 6 months of Trump MORE Jr. on Wednesday retweeted a message from Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera which defended President Trump's reported request for FBI Director James Comey to end his investigation of fired national security adviser Michael Flynn.

"News Flash, @realDonaldTrump hoping @JamesComeyFBI cuts @MikeFlynn some slack because he is a 'good man' is not close to #Obstruction," Rivera tweeted Wednesday morning.

"Truth," Trump Jr. commented.

Some reporters on Twitter quickly jumped on the tweet, claiming it was evidence that Trump Jr. was confirming the details of Comey's memo. 

Trump Jr. responded in a later tweet, rejecting the idea that he was confirming Comey's memo.

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As the White House on Tuesday was reeling from reports that Trump last week revealed highly classified intelligence to top Russian diplomats, The New York Times reported that — the day Flynn was fired — Comey wrote a memo that Trump had asked him to back off the ousted national security adviser.

The White House has denied the report, which Democrats say would constitute obstruction of justice.