‘Firing That Nut Job Eased Pressure On Me’, Trump Told Russian Officials: Report
In the las few weeks, the Trump administration has been engulfed in a firestorm of bad headlines, and just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse… well, it did.
The New York Times just reported that 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.”
“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 Sergei 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 investigator to look into allegations of collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer did not dispute the Times’ characterization, instead arguing that Comey’s investigation had put “unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia.”
He also argued that the leaks of private and classified information is the “real story.”
God help us all.