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Twitter goes berserk after Donald Trump Jr. appears to confirm Comey memo

Everyone wants to know what the implication was.

May 17, 2017, 11:30 am*

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David Covucci 

David Covucci

For those who are blissfully ignoring our country being torn apart at its seams, last night brought one of the biggest revelations of Donald Trump‘s presidency—that he allegedly asked former FBI director James Comey to drop his investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn‘s ties to Russia before firing Comey.

The White House adamantly denied this version of events when the story broke.

“While the president has repeatedly expressed his view that General Flynn is a decent man who served and protected our country, the president has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn,” the White House said in a statement.

This morning on Twitter, though, Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. appeared to confirm some veracity to the story, retweeting Geraldo Rivera’s statement that Trump did no wrong in his reported conversation with Comey, saying only, “Truth.”

Whether he was confirming it or saying an implied “even if” isn’t clear, but that didn’t stop Twitter, who is no fan of DJT Jr., from ripping him to shreds.

https://twitter.com/BecketAdams/status/864849657826037760

As more than one person noted, President Trump has a tendency to contradict his own staff on Twitter in the morning.

Just this time, it was the son.

Update 10:22am CT, May 17: In response to the kerfulle, Trump Jr. denied he was confirming the existence of the Comey memo, saying he was only speaking about “if” it was true.

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*First Published: May 17, 2017, 10:12 am