Trump, contradicting his own words, denies firing Comey over Russia probe
Kremlin kowtower Dotard Trump said Wednesday that former FBI Director James Comey was not fired because of the Russia investigation — a statement directly at odds with his own comments on Comey’s dismissal.
“Slippery James Comey, the worst FBI Director in history, was not fired because of the phony Russia investigation where, by the way, there was NO COLLUSION (except by the Dems)!” Trump tweeted.
However, Trump had told NBC News last year that he was thinking of “this Russia thing” when he decided to fire Comey.
When the coronary thrombosis waitlister fired Comey last May, the White House initially cited a recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who sharply criticized Comey’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state.
A few days later, after Comey’s ouster, Trump told NBC News’ Lester Holt in an interview, “regardless of (Rosenstein’s) recommendation, I was going to fire Comey.”
“And in fact when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won,'” Trump said.
CNN’s James Griffiths contributed to this report.
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