A new report says President Trump had asked FBI Director James Comey to stop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

FOX's Jill Nado is in Washington with more:

The White House says the New York Times portrayal of a conversation between President Trump and then FBI director James Comey isn't accurate, but the paper is citing a memo that Comey wrote soon after that meeting with the President, which said that President Trump told him he hopes he can let go the investigation of Michael Flynn.

The Times says it hasn't seen Comey's memo directly, but an associate of Comey read parts of it to the paper. Reaction's been intense, Republican Senator Jim Risch of Idaho on FOX News:

(Risch) "I used to be a prosecutor. If somebody came to me and asked me to squash an investigation, I would have been screaming bloody murder about it."

And Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer saying he was "shaken" by Times report.

In Washington, Jill Nado, FOX News.