Comey told Sessions he didn't want to be alone with Trump: report

Comey told Sessions he didn't want to be alone with Trump: report
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Former FBI Director James Comey told Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsMueller's investigation ends, but divisive political circus will continue Mueller delivers report to Justice, ending investigation Trump says 'people will not stand' for Mueller report MORE that he didn’t want to be alone with President Trump after Trump asked him to end the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to a new report. 

The New York Times reported Tuesday that Comey told Sessions in February that the interactions between Trump and the FBI director were inappropriate and that Sessions should do more to protect the FBI from White House influence. 

Current and former law enforcement officials told the Times that Sessions could not guarantee that Trump wouldn’t try to talk to Comey alone again. In the meeting, Comey didn't reveal specific concerns about his Oval Office meeting with Trump, the Times said.

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It was reported last month that Trump nudged Comey on Feb. 14 to ease off the investigation into Flynn, which Comey reportedly noted in a memo shortly after the meeting.

According to Comey's memo, Trump told Comey, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go."

The meeting took place one day after Flynn resigned from his post for misleading administration officials, including Vice President Pence, about the nature of his past contacts with the Russian ambassador.

Comey’s memo reportedly says he did not respond to Trump about the probe but agreed with him that Flynn is “a good guy.”

The White House denied the memo’s version of events last month, telling reporters, “This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey.”

Comey is slated to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday as part of its probe into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Comey is expected to face a barrage of questions over his conversations with Trump before the president fired him early last month.