A new report has revealed that Donald Trump asked White House counsel, Donald McGahn, to call the Justice Department last year to ask a senior official to persuade then-FBI director James Comey to publicly clear the president of wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
According to The Washington Post, McGahn contacted then-Deputy Acting Attorney General Dana Boente in April of last year and asked him to convince Comey to clear Trump’s name. The request was denied by Boente.
This wasn’t the only time Trump tried to stop Comey from investigating him. In early 2017, Trump personally asked Comey to clear his name and drop the Flynn investigation. Shortly after that meeting, Comey was fired.
Trump has been accused by many of obstruction of justice, and the new report by the Post just adds to the fire.
Special counsel Robert Mueller is currently investigating to see whether Trump sought to obstruct justice when he fired Comey last May.
This report definitely does not help Trump out, but it gives Mueller more evidence to work with.