NYT Reports Trump Bragged to Russians about firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey

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President Donald Trump bragged to two top Russian officials last week that firing “nut job” FBI Director James Comey eased “great pressure” on him, The New York Times reported Friday.  “I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Trump said, according to the Times. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”  Trump’s Oval

Office meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak came one day after Comey was fired.  White House press secretary Sean Spicer did not refute the Times story, but said that it was Comey’s “grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia’s actions” that created “unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia.”  READ MORE