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Trump to Russians: Firing 'nut job' Comey eased pressure from investigation

Mr. Trump added, 'I'm not under investigation'

Matt Apuzzo Maggie Haberman & Matthew Rosenberg | NYT 

President 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, according to a document summarizing the meeting. “I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.” Mr. Trump added, “I’m not under investigation.” The conversation, during a May 10 ...

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First Published: Sat, May 20 2017. 13:00 IST