The president’s top national security adviser is threatening to resign over what the White House says is the president’s unwillingness to discuss the bureau’s investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia.
Michael Flynn has been in limbo since he was fired by President Donald Trump last week amid questions about his ties to the Russian government.
Trump told reporters Wednesday that he had not seen Comey’s report before, and he would not discuss it until after the FBI’s director’s July 20 congressional testimony.
The White House said in a statement that Flynn was the subject of an internal investigation, and the FBI director had testified in front of Congress last week that Flynn had not lied to him.
The administration has repeatedly refused to say whether Trump was aware of the internal investigation.
Flynn’s lawyer has previously said that Trump asked him to stop talking about Flynn before he was forced to resign last week.
Trump’s administration has defended his firing of Flynn, arguing that Flynn failed to disclose the nature of his Russia contacts.