The New York Times is reporting that the President called Russia immediately after firing the former FBI director saying “I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job. I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off. I’m not under investigation.”
According to the Times, the conversation occurred on May 10th, and they received the information from an “American Official.” The New York Times reports:
The conversation, during a May 10 meeting — the day after he fired Mr. Comey — reinforces the notion that Mr. Trump dismissed him primarily because of the bureau’s investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives. Mr. Trump said as much in one televised interview, but the White House has offered changing justifications for the firing.
The White House document that contained Mr. Trump’s comments was based on notes taken from inside the Oval Office and has been circulated as the official account of the meeting. One official read quotations to The Times, and a second official confirmed the broad outlines of the discussion.
I got one problem with this the Times just got put in check today by Rosenstein testimony before the House today.
For the sake of these organizations, I hope their sources are stable because once the Mueller investigations starts, they run the risks of losing credibility if their sources prove false.
Are looking forward to the Mueller investigation to hopefully put this all to rest?
Source: New York Times