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In WH meeting, Trump told Russians that firing "nut job" James Comey eased pressure from investigation

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CitizenVectron    3,056

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/us/politics/trump-russia-comey.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1

 

Another nail!

 

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WASHINGTON — 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 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.

 

 

EDIT - A pro-Trump official is defending it, saying it was a "negotiation tactic" to make the Russians feel bad about causing this headache for Trump due to their meddling, so that Trump could wring concessions from them! Haha!

 

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A third government official briefed on the meeting defended the president, saying Mr. Trump was using a negotiating tactic when he told Mr. Lavrov about the “pressure” he was under. The idea, the official suggested, was to create a sense of obligation with Russian officials and to coax concessions out of Mr. Lavrov — on Syria, Ukraine and other issues — by saying that Russian meddling in last year’s election had created enormous political problems for Mr. Trump.

 

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CayceG    2,555

THERE ARE TWO

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/russia-probe-reaches-current-white-house-official-people-familiar-with-the-case-say/2017/05/19/7685adba-3c99-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html?tid=a_breakingnews&utm_term=.22ed751b9883

 

 

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The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter.

 

The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president, according to these people, who would not further identify the official.

 

 

 

 

 

DOUBLE

 

HAPPENINGS

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Jason    6,049
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CayceG    2,555

We're speculating in the other thread. 

 

Meanwhile, holy shit, Trump totally dump trucked the ex-FBI head to the RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER. IN THE OVAL. And then said that he'd have less pressure!! He truly believed that. My god. 

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Jason    6,049
Just now, Firewithin said:

Nothing stops this Trainwreck

 

Like /r/the_donald kept saying, can't stop the Trump train!

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Mr.Vic20    4,277
1 minute ago, kaberle said:

Yes the most anti Trump poster is viewing this thread. Grace us with 12d chess DVD 

I'll bet on his start going something like this:

 

Its just so sad how... 

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Jason    6,049
2 minutes ago, Mr.Vic20 said:

I'll bet on his start going something like this:

 

Its just so sad how... 

 

...you retarded chipmunks...

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CastlevaniaNut18    1,715
3 minutes ago, kaberle said:

Yes the most anti Trump poster is viewing this thread. Grace us with 12d chess DVD 

He's been almost completely absent from all the Trump happenings this past week or so.

 

 

The only thing he's come out to post was to jack off to the fact Trump didn't leak intel from the Israelis, but from Jordan. Which is totally worse.

 

 

Most Anti-Trump Poster indeed. I'm sure Trump would love it if all his opponents were as fierce as dvd.

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Jason    6,049
Just now, SFLUFAN said:

These two stories broke as soon as Air Force One took off from Andrews.

 

Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk

 

 

 

Does Air Force One not have internet?

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Jason    6,049
1 minute ago, SFLUFAN said:

The Post and the Times have definitely renewed their rivalry I see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was just reading an article on the Post's turnaround today that talked about them getting back into the news-scooping rivalry.

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Komusha    398
8 minutes ago, SFLUFAN said:

The Post and the Times have definitely renewed their rivalry I see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It looks this might have been coordinated between the two outlets.

 

 

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Chairslinger    3,951

When contacted for comment the president responded by saying, "I'm guilty, I'm guilty, I am super guilty. What the fuck do I have to do before you people put me and this country out of our misery and allow me to just go back to living in my apartment where even the toilet paper is made of gold."

 

 

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