Trump embroiled in another controversy

Donald Trump’s under further pressure – over reports he tried to shut down an FBI inquiry into his former National Security Advisor.

The FBI was investigating alleged links between Michael Flynn and the Russian government.

The New York Times reports that in a meeting with former FBI director James Comey, the President said “I hope you can let this go”.

The newspaper says the information’s contained in memos Mr Comey made after his meetings with President Trump.

The White House is rejecting the report.

Mr Comey was recently sacked as FBI chief by President Trump.

The latest report follows claims that the President gave the Russian Foreign Minister government highly classified intelligence.