Comey: Trump was upset at Flynn for not telling him first post-inauguration call was from Putin

Comey: Trump was upset at Flynn for not telling him first post-inauguration call was from Putin

Comey claims in memos released Thursday that Trump was unhappy with his top aide after Flynn revealed the call during a conversation between Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May. The admission apparently happened right after Trump had thanked May for being the first foreign leader to offer a congratulatory call after Trump’s election victory. Flynn, according to the memos, then said Putin had called nearly a week beforehand. Trump’s anger with Flynn seemed to stem from his belief that six days, the length of time between the call and Flynn’s revelation, was too long to make it appropriate for the president to return the call, Comey wrote. “The guy has serious judgment issues,” Trump later told Comey of Flynn, according to the memos. Flynn was later fired for misleading Vice President Pence regarding his own communication with Russian officials, and has since pleaded guilty of lying to the FBI. Comey’s memos, which detailed his conversations with Trump that Comey has said made him feel uneasy, were supplied to Congress on Thursday as part of the investigation into possible misuse of authority at the FBI and Justice Department. Within hours, they had been posted in full online. The White House has responded to claims made by Comey in the book and subsequent interviews by accusing the former FBI chief of dishonesty and partisanship.