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“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.”



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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.

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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.

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Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, did not dispute the account.

In a statement, he said that Mr. Comey had put unnecessary pressure on the president’s ability to conduct diplomacy with Russia on matters such as Syria, Ukraine and the Islamic State.

“By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia’s actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia,” Mr. Spicer said. “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.”

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Mr. Comey told a friend he was dismayed by Mr. Trump’s attempts to build a personal relationship with him.
President Trump referred to a “witch hunt” against him and insisted there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia.
The deputy attorney general said he knew the decision to fire Mr. Comey was made before he wrote the memo justifying it.
The day after firing Mr. Comey, Mr. Trump hosted Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, in the Oval Office, along with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey I. Kislyak. The meeting ignited controversy this week when it was revealed that Mr. Trump had disclosed intelligence from an Israeli counterterrorism operation.

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.

The president has been adamant that the meddling did not alter the outcome of the race, but it has become a political cudgel for his opponents.

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Many Democrats and some Republicans have raised alarms that the president may have tried to obstruct justice by firing Mr. Comey. The Justice Department’s newly appointed special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, was given the authority to investigate not only potential collusion, but also related allegations, which would include obstruction of justice.

The F.B.I.’s investigation has bedeviled the Trump administration, and the president personally. Mr. Comey publicly confirmed the existence of the investigation in March, telling Congress that his agents were investigating Russian efforts to influence the outcome of the presidential election and whether anyone in the Trump campaign had been involved. Mr. Trump has denied any collusion and called the case a waste of money and time.

At first, the White House said Mr. Trump fired Mr. Comey based on the recommendation of the Justice Department, and because of Mr. Comey’s handling of the F.B.I. investigation into Hillary Clinton last year. Officials said it had nothing to do with the Russia investigation.

But the president undercut that argument a day later, telling NBC News, “When I decided to just do it, I said to myself — I said, you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story.”



 
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Trump is reflective of the people who voted for him. I will leave it at that.
 
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Trump is reflective of the people who voted for him. I will leave it at that.

Sadly, there are quite a few of them around here who are "unfazed" by his craziness.
 
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Trump is reflective of the people who voted for him. I will leave it at that.

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Sadly, there are quite a few of them around here who are "unfazed" by his craziness.



exactly.
 
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Its so sad.



 
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Cover over bew. Me and @phutt89 could drop numerous loads on and in you
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Trump is, indeed, reflective of those who voted for him...it looks like there's a rather large segment of the population that has become - in the worst sense of the stereotype - one big trailer park...without regard for decency, courtesy, statesmanship or genuinely effective government...with no sense of community in the sense of sacrificing personal convenience or profit for the common good or the good of posterity...entirely self-centered and caught up in the aggrandizement each of his own self-important personal drama, its effect on the good of the community be damned. It is not only a national disgrace but, in essence, a collective sin on the part, equally, of Trump and those who supported - and still support him. It is also reflective of what has come to be called the "me generation" - the related disintegration of neighborhood unity - the true unravelling of the culture - however glaring its imperfections may have been - and the simultaneous unwillingness of the members of that culture to work to better it as a whole. We are, as a society, in trouble; Trump's elevation to president is a reflection of that trouble, and I'm doubtful as to whether, or how it can be fixed...and terrified of the prospects if it isn't, and soon!
 
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Cover over bew. Me and @phutt89 could drop numerous loads on and in you

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Oh wow..Smile
 
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We all know Trump's mental state. I came to the conclusion, it's the fault of the people who helped him get there.



 
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Cover over bew. Me and @phutt89 could drop numerous loads on and in you

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We need dat hole
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Lying is THE most characteristic behavior associated with psychopathology...where's the surprise. As was said just prior to the election - and this is a rough quote - "Let's see...you're gonna vote for a billionaire who's gonna hire other billionaires to help him fix the system that made them all billionaires...you're a special kinda stupid." And so it goes.
 
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7 days ago

Trump is reflective of the people who voted for him. I will leave it at that.

Yessss! I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY RACIST, SEXIST, WHITE PEOPLE COME OUT OF THE SHADOWS THE WAY THAT THEY HAVE SINCE HE BECAME PRESIDENT.



SCARY.

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