Washington, USA (Mckoy’s News) – The commander in chief of the US told visiting Russian officials that the firing of “ nut job ” FBI Director James Comey had taken a weight off his shoulders.
The meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak took place on May 10, one day after Trump fired Comey.
“I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job,” President Trump said in a meeting with Russian officials last week, according to the Times report on a document summarizing the meeting. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”
Trump reportedly told the Russian officials that he was not under investigation, which is potentially not true, since President Trump may not know the extent or specifics of the investigation.
The Washington Post reported that the investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia had identified a senior White House adviser who is close to the president as a “significant person of interest.”
Washington Post also reported that the investigation has expanded to include potential financial crimes committed by those close to Trump.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer made a comment on the Times report, calling Comey a “Grandstander”
“By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia’s actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia,” said Spicer in a statement to the Times regarding its story. “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.”
News report states that the fired FBI director has MEMOS of Trump asking him to “take it easy on Michael Flynn” Trump associate which was under investigations for connections with Russia officials.