After President Donald Trump met with top Russian officials last week, he reportedly told them that firing FBI director Comey eased great pleasure from the probe into Russia and Trump’s team collusion. This statement is seen as unintentional confession by Trump that the main reason why he actually fired FBI director Comey was because of the Russia probe which Comey was overseeing.
New York Times reports that according to a document summarizing the meeting. Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him. In his own words:
“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.”