Twitter has erupted with calls for US President Donald Trump's impeachment following a report that he asked the recently fired FBI Director James Comey to end a probe against former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Comey's memo, details of which were first reported by the New York Times, mentioned a meeting in February during which Trump reportedly said: "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go."
"He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go," Trump told Comey, adding that he had done nothing wrong. Comey's memo said he did not respond to Trump regarding the investigation but agreed that Flynn was "a good guy".
According to the Times, the memo was written by Comey shortly after the meeting that took place on 14 February, the day after Flynn resigned.
The White House has denied the memo's version of events saying: "This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr Comey."
"The president has never asked Mr Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn," the White House said in a statement. "The president has the utmost respect for our law enforcement agencies, and all investigations."
The latest report comes as the White House faces intense scrutiny over Comey's controversial firing earlier this month. Comey was heading an investigation into links between Russia and Trump's campaign. This week, reports emerged that Trump disclosed highly classified information to Russian officials. He later took to Twitter to defend himself saying he had an "absolute right to do" so.
The latest series of controversies have triggered massive outrage on Twitter with many calling for the president's impeachment. Critics accused the president of trying to inappropriately influence the federal probe into alleged collusion between Moscow and Trump's campaign to meddle in the 2016 election.
Many social media users, including Democrats, argued that Comey's memo, if true, is the "clearest example" of obstruction of justice, pointing out that it is an impeachable offence.
"If reports are true, Trump's attempt to shut down the FBI's Flynn investigation is an assault on the rule of law," House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi tweeted.
Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal said: "We are witnessing an obstruction of justice in real time."
One Twitter user wrote: "Winter is coming, Mr President."
Some people drew parallels between President Trump and the Nixon scandal saying "history is repeating itself".
Meanwhile, other Twitter users responded with funny memes, GIFs and jokes to the Trump administration's handling of the slew of scandals.