Donald Trump 'asked James Comey if FBI would say he was not under investigation'Donald Trump called James Comey within weeks of his inauguration and asked when federal authorities would announce the President was not personally under investigation over links to Russia, it has been claimed. Then FBI director, Mr Comey was leading the probe into alleged links between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, and claims of Russian meddling in the election. According to the New York Times, he told Mr Trump he had to use the proper channels to request information about the bureau's investigations.