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Knowing that federal law enforcement authorities 14 were investigating possible criminal law violations of his 15 former National Security Advisor, General Michael Flynn 16 and knowing that federal law enforcement authorities were 17 conducting one or more investigations into Russian state 18 interference in the 2016 campaign for President of the 19 United States, and that such investigation(s) included the 20 conduct of his campaign personnel and associates acting 21 on behalf of the campaign, to include the possible collusion 22 by those individuals with the Russian government
Donald John Trump sought to use his authority to hinder and cause the termination of such investigation(s) including through threatening, and then terminating, James Comey, who was until such termination the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Requesting that the Director of the Federal 7 Bureau of Investigation curtail the investigation of 8 the activities of General Michael Flynn under cir- 9 cumstances wherein it appeared that Director 10 Comey might be terminated if he failed to adhere to 11 such request.