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Trump told Russians firing 'nut job' Comey eased pressure

Trump told Russians firing 'nut job' Comey eased pressure

"This new report that President Trump openly admitted to the Russians that he "faced great pressure" from the FBI's criminal investigation that was "taken off" when he fired Director Comey is astonishing - and extremely troubling", Cummings said.

It said one official had read quotations to the Times and another had confirmed the broad outlines of the discussion.

He also called Comey "a real nut job", according to documents that summarized the meeting. "He is talking about James Comey, who was investigating him and his campaign in connection with the whole Russian Federation campaign matter, and he says 'I fired him and the pressure's off.' It doesn't seem much more complicated than that". But GOP lawmakers have grown increasingly anxious since Trump fired Comey, who had been leading the bureau's probe - and after Comey associates said he had notes from a meeting in which Trump asked him to shut down the investigation into the Russian Federation ties of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

For fark's sake, Putin probably thinks Trump owes him for everything Russian Federation did during the campaign to try to damage Hillary.

Trump has repeatedly slammed the FBI and congressional investigations as a "hoax" and blamed disgruntled officials at intelligence agencies for leaking information related to the probes.

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House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said Trump has shown his disrespect for the presidency if the Times report is accurate. In that same conversation, Trump referred to Comey as "crazy" and "a real nut job", according to the Times .

"You'd have to show a corrupt intent to impede or obstruct an FBI investigation and that's usually pretty hard because you have to get inside somebody's mind", Akerman, now a partner at New York City law firm Dorsey & Whitney, said. Vice President Pence even said repeatedly that Russian Federation was "not what this is about". "I stand by it", he said, according to the opening statement provided by senior Justice Department officials.

When asked about the Justice Department appointing Mueller as Special Counsel, the President deflected the question.

"There was considerable frustration in the room", said Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., a member of the Armed Services Committee.

There's reason to think Trump was right to be concerned.

The White House has struggled since Comey's firing to explain the chain of events that led to it and who exactly made the decision.

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Comey described really not wanting to go to that meeting, for the same reason he later did not want to go to the private dinner with Trump: the Federal Bureau of Investigation director should be always at arm's length from the President, in his view.

Democrats in attendance also contradicted the President's latest narrative for firing James Comey as FBI Director. Rosenstein denounced that decision as "profoundly wrong and unfair".

Rosenstein said in testimony to the Congress this week that investigators are now looking into the possibility of a coverup by the White House, unidentified lawmakers told McClatchy Friday. However, at a combative news conference Thursday, he fell short in trying to resolve questions about investigations into his campaign and his first four months in office.

Trump reportedly added that he wasn't under investigation, which is potentially untrue, since the president may not know the extent or specifics of the probe.

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