Did Trump Jr. Oust His Own Father In The Comey Memo Debacle?

Donald Trump Jr. defended a tweet which sparked speculations that his father did, indeed, send the-now infamous Comey memo addressing an investigation on former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Donald Trump Jr. appeared to oust his own father on Twitter by seemingly confirming the existence of a memo in which President Donald Trump asked then-FBI director James Comey to end the investigation of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

After reports surfaced of the memo Tuesday night, the White House issued a statement denying its veracity.

“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 statement read.

However, on Wednesday morning, Trump Jr. seemed to give some credence to the story by retweeting reporter Geraldo Rivera’s post that the president did nothing wrong in his alleged conversation with Comey. In addition to re-sharing Rivera’s statement, Trump Jr. added a one word reply: “Truth.”

While, admittedly, there is a lot of context missing in that single word response, Twitter wasted no time concluding that Trump Jr.’s actions confirmed that there is, indeed, a memo in which the president directly addressed the Flynn investigation.

After speculations flooded the Twittersphere, Trump Jr. responded to NPR Editor Domenico Montanaro by denying that his retweet offered any insight into the memo’s existence and asserted that Montanaro is “trying way to (sic) hard.”

Still, even in Trump Jr.’s defense of his tweet, he did not explicitly say that there is no memo. 

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