May 17, 2017
Donald Trump once suggested incarcerating reporters who publish classified material in a meeting he had with James Comey.
According to a report published by the New York Times Tuesday, the president “condemned leaks to the news media” in an Oval Office meeting with the former FBI director in mid-February. He said Comey “should consider putting reporters in prison for publishing classified information.”
That was during the same meeting — according to a memo written by Comey — that Trump asked him to shut down the federal investigation into his former national security adviser Mike Flynn because “he is a good guy.”
A White House spokesman denied the nature of the meeting that was described in the memo, saying: “This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey.”
This article was posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 8:26 am