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A Timeline – Russia and President Trump

A Timeline – Russia and President Trump
Of the Jan. 6, 2017, meeting, when Comey told Trump about the infamous Steele dossier, Trump said: “He shared it so that I would think he had it out there” as leverage against Trump. Of the Feb. 14, 2017, meeting, when Trump said he hoped Comey could see his way to “letting Flynn go,” Trump said: “He said I said ‘hope’ — ‘I hope you can treat Flynn good’ or something like that. I didn’t say anything. But even if he did — like I said at the news conference on the, you know, Rose Garden — even if I did, that’s not — other people go a step further. “Did you shoo other people out of the room when you talked to Comey?” “No, no,” Trump answers. “Did you actually have a one-on-one with Comey then?” “Not much,” Trump says.

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