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Comey was a 'nut job' and his firing relieved 'pressure'

Comey was a 'nut job' and his firing relieved 'pressure'”

"He was insane, a real nut job", Mr. Trump said in the Oval Office, according to a summary of the meeting, obtained by the Times.

A possible trademark for the Trump presidency emerged on Thursday - administration members attempting to hide behind or within things in full view of the press - when a friend of James Comey revealed that the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director once tried to blend into White House drapes to avoid being noticed by Trump.

Unlike Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel appointed by a three-judge panel to investigate Bill and Hillary Clinton's real estate holdings in the 1990s, Mueller depends on the Justice Department for funding and he reports to Rosenstein, who was appointed by Trump. "No politician in history - and I say this with great surety - has been treated worse or more unfairly", Trump said in a commencement address Wednesday at the Coast Guard Academy, his one military academy commencement speech of the year.

The newspaper said that a U.S. official read the document to Times staff members.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer did not refute the Times story but said it was Comey's "grandstanding and politicizing" of the Russian Federation investigation that put pressure on the administration's ability to engage Moscow.

So far, President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, have been the public centers of the investigation.

"By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russian Federation", he said.

Pressure is mounting in Congress - especially among Republicans - to scrutinize Mr. Trump's investigation in light of the rapid-fire sequences of events taking place since Comey's firing more than a week ago.

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But a New York Times report published this afternoon has uncovered an entirely new reason last week's White House chat is turning into one of the most consequential conversations of Trump's young presidency.

"No. No. Next question", said Trump.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says he talked about firing James Comey long before he wrote the memo that sealed Comey's fate.

Combative and complaining, Trump fell short Thursday in trying to resolve investigations into his campaign and his first four months in office.

White House lawyers have begun researching impeachment procedures in an effort to prepare for what officials still believe is a distant possibility that President Donald Trump could have to fend off attempts to remove him from office, two people briefed on the discussions tell CNN. "This renewed my confidence that we should not have confidence in this administration".

Afterward, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told reporters that "everything he said was that you need to treat this investigation as if it may be a criminal investigation". President Trump denied asking Comey to lay off an FBI investigation. "But I trust Mueller", Durbin added. Lindsey Graham, that the special counsel would diminish Congress' investigations, though the leaders of those probes have insisted they will continue along with Mueller's investigation.

On Thursday, Rosenstein told the full Senate at a closed briefing that he knew the president would fire Comey before he wrote his memo.



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