Ex-FBI Director James Comey accused the President of the United States Donald trump in an attempt to force him to abandon the Bureau will investigate alleged Russian interference in presidential elections in 2016. About it reports Reuters with reference to the published affidavit of Komi.
Trump, according to Komi Republic, asked that he “abandoned” the investigation against the former national security adviser Michael Flynn in the investigation of the FBI regarding intervene if Moscow in the elections.
The President said Komi for dinner on January 27, a week after his inauguration: “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty,” added the former head of the FBI. The President then asked Komi, whether he wants to continue as Director of the Department.
As stated by the former head of the FBI, he was concerned that trump tried to establish “some kind of relationship of patronage”.
Trump dismissed Komi on 10 may, on the recommendation of the Minister of justice, attorney General Jeff and Roman sessions. As was stated in a letter to ex-FBI Director, he “is not able to effectively lead” the Department. According to the White house in Komi Republic had abused its powers by closing a case against former Secretary of state Hillary Clinton, election 2016 confronting Trump about using private email for official purposes.
That trump requested the Komi Republic to terminate the investigation in relation Flynn, wrote the New York Times, 16 may. The White house denied this information. The Democrats, for their part, accused trump of the obstruction of justice and called for the impeachment of the President.
Flynn resigned from the post of adviser to the President on February 13. In the letter of resignation stated that he gave the White house inaccurate information about contacts with the Russian Ambassador in Washington Sergei Kislyak. The Flynn was appointed General Herbert Raymond McMaster.
In January was published the declassified version of the report of the intelligence services, which asserted that the hackers who attacked American computer systems during the election campaign, are the Russian authorities are using the attack allegedly wanted to influence the political process in the country. Official Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow is seriously tired of the accusations and believes the ongoing witch hunt. Trump has described the situation with the same words.