Firing “crazy” Comey Removed “great Pressure,” Trump Told Russian Agents

Former FBI director James B. Comey "was crazy," President Trump told Russian officials this month, adding that firing him had lifted a "great pressure," a written summary of the Oval Office meeting says."I just fired the head of the FBI," the document, read to The New York Times by a U.S. official, quotes the President as saying. "He was crazy, a real nut job. I faced great pressure because of Russia. That's taken off."He added: "I'm not under investigation."The May 10 conversation happened the day after Comey's dismissal and bolsters the idea that the bureau's investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russian agents was the primary motive.The Times reported that the document has been circulated as the meeting's official account, read to the newspaper by one official and its general points confirmed by another.White House press secretary Sean Spicer did not dispute the summary, saying in a statement that pressure applied by Comey had affected the President's diplomatic efforts with Russia regarding Syria, Ukraine and the Islamic State."By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia," he 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."  Continue reading...

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