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Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation

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  1. tom444

    tom444 Active Member

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    Unbelievable. Who is Trump working for, the American people, or the Russians?

    Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation

    By MATT APUZZO, MAGGIE HABERMAN and MATTHEW ROSENBERGMAY 19, 2017

    WASHINGTON — President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting.

    “I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”

    Mr. Trump added, “I’m not under investigation.”

    The conversation, during a May 10 meeting — the day after he fired Mr. Comey — reinforces the notion that Mr. Trump dismissed him primarily because of the bureau’s investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives. Mr. Trump said as much in one televised interview, but the White House has offered changing justifications for the firing.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/...ab-top-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
     
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  2. Jimmy79

    Jimmy79 Well-Known Member

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    citation needed
     
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    Margot2 Well-Known Member

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    tom444 Active Member

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    This goes directly to intent.
     
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    HereWeGoAgain Well-Known Member

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    Haha, he just admitted to his intent for firing Comey and it was recorded in official documents.

    Time to put butter on him. He's toast!

    They got the bastard!!! Woohoo!!!!
     
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    Here's the same from the Hill


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    President Trump told Russian officials his firing of FBI Director James Comey relieved “great pressure” on him, calling the former FBI chief a “nut job,” The New York Times reported Friday.

    "I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job," Trump said, according to a report based on a summary of the meeting obtained by the Times.

    Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Trump in the White House on May 10, when the alleged conversation occurred.

    The meeting took place one day after Trump's surprise firing of Comey, which prompted bipartisan outcry and ultimately led to the Justice Department appointing a special counsel to look into allegations of collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.

    White House press secretary Sean Spicer did not dispute the Times' characterization, telling the newspaper Comey was causing problems in U.S.-Russia relations.

    “By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia’s actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia,” Spicer said.

    “The investigation would have always continued, and obviously, the termination of Comey would not have ended it. Once again, the real story is that our national security has been undermined by the leaking of private and highly classified conversations.”

    Two unnamed White House officials confirmed the account to the Times, while a third government official said that the comments were a negotiating tactic used by Trump.

    The report is the latest in a steady stream of bad headlines for the White House related to the fallout of Comey's firing.

    They White House initially said Comey was only fired after Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote recommendations.

    But Trump himself told NBC News last week that he would have fired Comey regardless of the recommendations, saying he did it because "this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story."

    Days later, the Times reported that Trump had asked Comey in February to end his investigation into disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and that the Trump transition team knew that Flynn was under investigation by the Justice Department when it chose to name him to that post.

    Moments after the Times’s report, the Washington Post reported that a current senior White House aide is considered a person of interest by the Justice Department in its investigation.

    Rosenstein appointed former FBI chief Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russian election interference and links between Trump’s team and the Kremlin.

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    http://thehill.com/homenews/adminis...ng-nut-job-comey-eased-pressure-on-him-report
     
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    Was this before or after Trump and Putin sacrificed babies on a makeshift altar in the Oval office?
     
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    Margot2 Well-Known Member

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    Trump is one dumb SOB.
     
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    It looks like Trump is following in the footsteps of O'Reilly - he left the country and won't have a job when he gets back. :D
     
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    more unsourced info
     
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    HereWeGoAgain Well-Known Member

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    No kidding! It doesn't take a genius to be a crook.
     
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    It came from the Russians. They just screwed Trump and he thought they loved him.
     
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    HereWeGoAgain Well-Known Member

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    Once again the NYT and Washington Post keep the light on in Lady Liberty.
     
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    Oh come on. Wake up and smell the roses.
     
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    Spicer was asked about it and did not refute the Times' characterization...
     
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    some people will believe anything they read.
     
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    HereWeGoAgain Well-Known Member

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    The WH didn't even deny it.
     
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    Show me the source. Prove to me the source actually exists.
     
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    and it wouldnt matter if they did. The same people will believe or not believe no matter what anyone from the Trump admin says.
     
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