During his first on-camera interview since firing FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump was asked by NBC News’ Lester Holt about his contact with Comey regarding the Russia investigation.
Trump revealed that he spoke with Comey once over dinner and twice by phone, and he asked Comey during each conversation if he is under investigation.
“I actually asked him, yes,” Trump said. “I said, ‘If it’s possible, would you let me know, am I under investigation?’ He said, ‘You are not under investigation.'”
Holt pointed out that Comey has given sworn testimony that there is an ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign and possible collusion with the Russian government.
“I know that I’m not under investigation, me, personally,” Trump said. “I’m not talking about campaigns, I’m not talking about anything else.”