Donald Trump had a one-word response when he was asked if it was true that he requested James Comey shut down the federal investigation into Mike Flynn: “No.”

In a press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the White House Thursday, Trump offered his first public remarks on the allegation the former FBI Director made in a memo about a meeting the two had in February.

“No,” Trump said. “No. Next question.”

Trump also reiterated that he believes he is the victim of a witch hunt when he was pressed for his reaction to the Department of Justice appointing a special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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