Politics Alert: Trump said he was thinking of Russia controversy when he decided to fire Comey, contradicting White House’s initial account

Recounting his decision to dismiss FBI Director James B. Comey, President Trump told NBC News, “In fact, 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, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won.'” Trump’s account flatly contradicts the White House’s initial account of how the president arrived at his decision, undercutting public denials by his aides that the move was influenced in any way by his growing fury with the ongoing Russia probe. Later in the same interview, Trump said he had no intention of trying to stop or hinder the FBI’s Russia probe, which is examining whether any Trump associates coordinated with Russians to influence the election. Trump said he wants the probe “to be absolutely done properly.”

 
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Politics Alert Thu., May. 11, 2017 8:39 p.m.
 
 
Trump said he was thinking of Russia controversy when he decided to fire Comey, contradicting White House’s initial account
Recounting his decision to dismiss FBI Director James B. Comey, President Trump told NBC News, “In fact, 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, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won.'” Trump’s account flatly contradicts the White House’s initial account of how the president arrived at his decision, undercutting public denials by his aides that the move was influenced in any way by his growing fury with the ongoing Russia probe. Later in the same interview, Trump said he had no intention of trying to stop or hinder the FBI’s Russia probe, which is examining whether any Trump associates coordinated with Russians to influence the election. Trump said he wants the probe “to be absolutely done properly.”
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