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President Trump Addresses USCGA, First Appearance Since Revelation of Comey's Memo

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President Trump delivered the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Wednesday in Connecticut.   

It’s the President’s first appearance since the revelation of former FBI Director James Comey's memo, which claimed the president asked him to drop the investigation into fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

In the memo, Comey quoted the president:  "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go.  He is a good guy."

The White House says the president never asked Comey or anyone else to end any investigation.

Republicans leaders say they support an investigation of possible Trump Campaign ties with Russia.

"We need the facts.  It is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president.  But we have an obligation to carry out our oversight regardless of which party is in the White House,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan,

Democrats continue to call for a special prosecutor.

"We know the president's willing to fire an FBI Director because of this investigation,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Members of both parties have called for Comey to come back to Capitol Hill to testify.