nytimes.com - 41 days ago
Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation
President Trump met with the Russian foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, and other officials at the White House last week.
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 Run-Up The podcast that makes sense of the most delirious stretch of the 2016 campaign.
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