The Department of Justice is denying a New York Times report that James Comey requested additional money for the investigation into Russian election meddling just days before he was fired by President Trump.
“The story is totally false,” DOJ spokeswoman Isgur Flores told The Daily Caller.
The NYT cited three unnamed officials with knowledge as saying that Comey had asked for a significant increase in funding and personnel for the probe shortly before his firing. (RELATED: ‘It’s A Coup’ — Media Meltdown Over Trump Firing Comey)
The NYT story claimed Comey made the request during a meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, the author of the memo used to justify Comey’s firing.
To date, there is no public evidence suggesting that the alleged request played a role in Comey’s firing.
This is a developing story, check back for updates.