(Washington, DC) -- Former FBI Director James Comey says he was stunned by President Trump's request to let the Michael Flynn investigation go. In a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey was asked by Senator Marco Rubio of Florida why he didn't tell Trump that it's inappropriate to ask for that. Comey said that in the moment, he was more concerned with being very careful with his response. Comey said he had told the President that Flynn is a "good guy."
Rubio also asked about Comey's decision not to publicly say that Trump himself wasn't being investigated for ties to Russia. Comey said that it would create a "duty to correct," in case the situation changes. He added that it would have created a "slippery slope" that would call into question when the broader investigation would end.