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president donald trump told russian diplomats that firing the "nut job" fbi dire


president trump told russian diplomats that firing the "nut job" fbi director had relieved "great pressure" on him, the new york times reported.the newspaper cites the white house's official written account of the oval office meeting. it says one official had read quotations to the times, and another had confirmed the broad outlines of the discussion.friday's report quotes trump calling ousted fbi director james comey "crazy" and "a real nut job." it says the president then told russia's foreign minister and ambassador that he "faced great pressure because of russia. that's taken off."trump met with the russians on may 10, the day after he fired comey.






trump told russians in oval office that comey's firing relieved "great pressure,


welp. 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.”






trump lauds firing of ex-top fbi official as 'great day'


washington — attorney general jeff sessions says he has fired andrew mccabe, a former fbi deputy director who was a regular target of president donald trump's anger and criticism, just two days before mccabe's scheduled retirement date. mccabe suggested the move was part of the trump administration's "war on the fbi."the dismissal friday was made on the recommendation of fbi disciplinary officials. an upcoming inspector general's report is expected to conclude that mccabe authorized the release of information to the media and was not forthcoming with the watchdog office as it examined the bureau's handling of the hillary clinton email investigation."the fbi expects every employee to adhere to the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and accountability," sessions said in a statement.mcc






trump told russians that firing ‘nut job’ comey eased pressure from investigatio


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






trump told russians in oval office that firing 'nut job' fbi director eased pres


washington – president trump told russian officials in the oval office this month that firing the fbi director, james comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting.“i just fired the head of the fbi. he was crazy, a real nut job,” 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.”trump added, “i’m not under investigation.”the conversation, during a may 10 meeting — the day after he fired comey — reinforces the notion that trump dismissed him primarily because of the bureau’s investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and russian operatives. trump said as much in one televised interview, but the white house has offered






why firing comey could create major problems for trump


one month ago, donald trump spoke to fox business about fbi director james comey, “i have confidence in him,” he said. “we’ll see what happens. you know, it’s going to be interesting.” so it has been. trump’s firing of the fbi director on may 9 left official washington stunned. it was only the second time in…






trump told russians in oval office meeting that firing ‘nut job’ comey eased pre


washington — president donald trump told russian officials in the oval office this month that firing the fbi director, james comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting.“i just fired the head of the fbi. he was crazy, a real nut job,” trump said, according to the document, which was read to the new york times by a u.s. official. “i faced great pressure because of russia. that’s taken off.”trump added, “i’m not under investigation.”the conversation, during a may 10 meeting — the day after he fired comey — reinforces the notion that trump dismissed him primarily because of the bureau’s investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and russian operatives. trump said as much in one televised interview, but the white house has offere






furious internet nails trump with #impeachtrumpnow


facebook, trump news, u.s. news‘impeachment would make america great again’: furious internet nails trump with #impeachtrumpnowsarah k. burris10 may 2017 at 10:08 etif we really want to make america great again, impeach president donald trump. that’s the take from some online wednesday after he fired fbi director james comey on tuesday. comey’s firing is the latest in a series of firings of people who were investigating trump, his campaign or his allies. just 110 days into trump’s presidency, americans are concerned that the leader was compromised either by russia or by his own mental instability and paranoia. others are questioning why republicans are so resistant to act in opposition to trump. one person even wondered if comey’s firing was done to distract from the disaster surrounding t






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the latest: trump assails sen. schumer for remarks on comey


washington — the latest on the firing of fbi director james comey (all times local):12:50 a.m.president donald trump is criticizing senate minority leader chuck schumer for comments the new york democrat made in response to the firing of fbi director james comey.schumer said tuesday evening that he told trump in a phone conversation that "you are making a big mistake." schumer also questioned why the firing occurred on tuesday and wondered whether investigations into the trump campaign's possible ties to russia were "getting too close for the president."trump fired back later on his twitter account, saying: "cryin' chuck schumer stated recently, 'i do not have confidence in him (james comey) any longer.' then acts so indignant."___11:05 p.m.fbi director james comey was speaking to agents a






trump lauds king of jordan after meeting


president trump and the king of jordan vowed wednesday to continue working together to fight terrorism in the middle east.trump touted the ties between the two nations, saying, "never has the relationship been better than it is right now." he also praised king abdullah ii's efforts to take in a wave of refugees from war-torn syria.in turn, the king praised the two nations' "special relationship" and denounced terrorism as "a scourge around the world."the meeting was the first of several scheduled for trump on  wednesday in new york on the sidelines of the united nations general assembly.earlier in the day, trump touted his busy itinerary in a tweet, to which he appended his slogans "america first" and "make america great again."the president also tweeted thanks to a supporter who called hi






here's what current and former fbi officials are saying about comey's firing


fbi agents at various field offices across the country expressed utter shock over president trump's abrupt firing tuesday of fbi director james comey — but also, serious skepticism."i think he got rid of him because of the russian investigation," one fbi agent told cbs news. "they are trying to circle the wagons," said the agent, adding mr. trump "wants his own man on there." comey's firing comes as the fbi is investigating any ties between russia and mr. trump's associates. mr. comey was scheduled to testify before congress thursday on any russian meddling in the election. but deputy attorney general rod rosenstein in a letter justifying the reason for the firing to attorney general jeff sessions, cited comey's handling of the hillary clinton email investigation as grounds for his firing.






new russia probe leaks threaten to derail trump’s foreign trip


u.s. president donald trump was hit on friday by embarrassing leaks that a senior adviser was a “person of interest” in a probe of possible collusion with russia during last year’s election campaign and that trump had boasted to russian officials of firing the man heading the investigation.the reports, emerging just as trump jetted off to saudi arabia on his first foreign trip as president, were likely to extend the turmoil engulfing his administration since the may 9 firing of former fbi director james comey.the washington post, citing sources familiar with the matter, did not identify the senior trump adviser except to say that the person of interest was close to trump, a republican who entered the white house four months ago.u.s. law enforcement uses the term “a person of interest” to m






trump boasted about firing ‘nut job’ comey to russian officials: report


a new bombshell report claims that during his meeting with russian government officials last week, president donald trump boasted to them that he had just fired former fbi director james comey, whom he had described to them as a “nut job.”the new york times reports that an official white house document that summarized trump’s may 10 meeting with russian officials showed that trump told them that he felt a sense of relief after firing comey due to his role in investigating russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election.“i just fired the head of the f.b.i,” trump said, according to the document. “he was crazy, a real nut job… i faced great pressure because of russia. that’s taken off.”the document was read to times reporters by one u.s. official and was confirmed by a second official






in tweet, trump calls firing of ex-fbi deputy director a “great day for the hard


share storyby the associated pressthe associated presswashington (ap) — in tweet, trump calls firing of ex-fbi deputy director a “great day for the hard working men and women of the fbi”the associated press






5 questions congress needs to answer about trump and russia


the past week and a half has been dizzy with developments:• a senior white house official is under investigation by the fbi related to russian meddling in the u.s. presidential election.• president donald trump told russian officials that firing fbi director james comey relieved "great pressure" on him.• notes have surfaced from comey saying trump asked him to lay off a probe.• the justice department appointed a special counsel with wide latitude to investigate all of this.congress can help contextualize this. its main function is to oversee the federal government, which means lawmakers are in a position to get clarity from the executive branch that can help the rest of us better understand what's really happening to the trump administration right now.here are four questions congress shoul






cnn’s kirsten powers has a theory about why trump changed his story on comey’s f


usa today columnist kirsten powers has an interesting theory about why the trump administration changed their story surrounding the firing of former fbi director james comey.initially, staff from the administration, including the vice president, blamed the firing on a memo written by the deputy attorney general. in fact, the administration’s talking points were so precise, anderson cooper managed to do a mash-up of each administration official saying almost the exact thing, word-for word.however, powers thinks trump’s story changed for one sad reason: his colossal ego.“i have a theory,” powers began. “maybe that did play a role in his final decision, i don’t think it was the ultimate decision, because i don’t think that he would fire him over something he did to hillary clinton. and maybe






james comey firing: trump's first comments


in his first in-person statement to the press since he fired now-former fbi director james comey, president donald trump did not mince words.  "very simply he was not doing a good job," mr. trump told cbs news' margaret brennan wednesday during a meeting with former secretary of state henry kissinger. before this, the president had met privately with foreign minister sergey lavrov. brennan was the pool reporter.mr. trump added that the firing did not affect his meeting with lavrov  -- the highest-ranking russian official mr. trump has met with face-to-face -- in any way.the surprise firing of comey caught many in washington off guard and prompted numerous democratic lawmakers to call for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate mr. trump's alleged ties to the russian governme






james comey firing: trump's first comments


in his first in-person statement to the press since he fired now-former fbi director james comey, president donald trump did not mince words."very simply he was not doing a good job," mr. trump told cbs news' margaret brennan wednesday during a meeting with former secretary of state henry kissinger. before this, the president had met privately with foreign minister sergey lavrov. brennan was the pool reporter.mr. trump added that the firing did not affect his meeting with lavrov  -- the highest-ranking russian official mr. trump has met with face-to-face -- in any way.the surprise firing of comey caught many in washington off guard and prompted numerous democratic lawmakers to call for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate mr. trump's alleged ties to the russian government






eu commission lauds brexit progress, recommends broadening talks to future relat


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressbrussels (ap) — eu commission lauds brexit progress, recommends broadening talks to future relations and trade.the associated press






trump told russians firing "nut job" comey relieved "great pressure"


president trump told russian officials last week that a day earlier, he fired fbi director james comey, whom mr. trump called a "real nut job," and said that it relieved "great pressure" on him, according to a report published friday by the new york times."i just fired the head of the f.b.i. he was crazy, a real nut job," mr. trump said in the oval office, according to a summary of the meeting, obtained by the times."i faced great pressure because of russia. that's taken off," he added. the comments were made in the meeting with russian foreign minister sergey lavrov and russian ambassador to the u.s., sergey kislyak. this is the same meeting in which the president reportedly shared classified intelligence to the russian officials, as reported by the washington post earlier this week. the






late night tv reacts to trump’s firing of james comey


‘trump fired james comey for making him president’: late night tv reacts to trump’s firing of james comeypresident donald trump’s shock firing of fbi director james comey was the hot topic on late-night television tuesday. jimmy kimmel summarized the situation in his opening monologue telling his audience, “trump fired james comey for making him president,” alluding to the fact that one reason for comey’s firing was likely his handling of the investigation into…






late night comes for president trump over james comey firing


jimmy kimmel compared trump's move to "o.j. firing judge ito halfway through the trial."        






trump: firing 'nut job' fbi chief 'eased pressure'


image copyrightafpimage caption mr trump reportedly called the former fbi chief a "real nut job" us president donald trump told russian officials that firing fbi director james comey eased "great pressure" on him, us media report.the new york times, citing a document summarising last week's meeting, says he called mr comey a "real nut job".mr comey had been running an inquiry into possible collusion between russia and donald trump's election campaign.the ex-fbi chief has agreed to testify before the senate intelligence committee about the investigation.the latest report was published just as mr trump took off on a flight to the middle east for the first leg of his first foreign tour as president."i just fired the head of the f.b.i. he was crazy, a real nut job," mr. trump said, according t






trump: firing 'nut job' fbi chief 'eased pressure'


image copyrightafpimage caption mr trump reportedly called the former fbi chief a "real nut job" us president donald trump told russian officials that firing fbi director james comey eased "great pressure" on him, us media report.the new york times, citing a document summarising last week's meeting, says he called mr comey a "real nut job".mr comey had been running an inquiry into possible collusion between russia and donald trump's election campaign.the ex-fbi chief has agreed to testify before the senate intelligence committee about the investigation.the latest report was published just as mr trump took off on a flight to the middle east for the first leg of his first foreign tour as president."i just fired the head of the f.b.i. he was crazy, a real nut job," mr. trump said, according t






house speaker rejects trump's branding of comey as 'nut job'


washington — house speaker paul ryan says he disagrees with president donald trump's assessment that former fbi director james comey is a "nut job."ryan tells the axios website, "yeah, i don't agree with that. and he's not."the new york times reported last week that trump told russian diplomats that firing "nut job" comey had relieved "great pressure" on him.the white house has said comey's firing was unrelated to the fbi's russia investigation.ryan, who's frequently disagreed with the president, says he works well with trump and that trump's best quality is "his energy and his engagement.the wisconsin republican says when trump "sees a goal he wants to achieve — health care is a perfect example — he just focuses on it. he has no pretension about him."






trump called comey "nut job," told russians that firing him relieved "great pres


president trump told russian officials last week that a day earlier, he fired fbi director james comey, whom mr. trump called a "real nut job," and said that it relieved "great pressure" on him, according to a report published friday by the new york times. "i just fired the head of the f.b.i. he was crazy, a real nut job," mr. trump said in the oval office, according to a summary of the meeting, obtained by the times."i faced great pressure because of russia. that's taken off," he added. the comments were made in the meeting with russian foreign minister sergey lavrov and russian ambassador to the u.s., sergey kisylak. this is the same meeting in which the president reportedly shared classified intelligence to the russian officials, as reported by the washington post earlier this week. the






trump called comey "nut job," told russians that firing him relieved "great pres


president trump told russian officials last week that a day earlier, he fired fbi director james comey, whom mr. trump called a "real nut job," and said that it relieved "great pressure" on him, according to a report published friday by the new york times. "i just fired the head of the f.b.i. he was crazy, a real nut job," mr. trump said in the oval office, according to a summary of the meeting, obtained by the times."i faced great pressure because of russia. that's taken off," he added. the comments were made in the meeting with russian foreign minister sergey lavrov and russian ambassador to the u.s., sergey kisylak. this is the same meeting in which the president reportedly shared classified intelligence to the russian officials, as reported by the washington post earlier this week. the






it's "not a great time" at the fbi: source


this is "not a great time" at the fbi, as the bureau pushes ahead with a "hole" created by the firing of fbi director james comey, a law enforcement source told cbs news. comey's firing, which discouraged many in the fbi, came in the midst of one of the most important investigations in its history, as it digs into russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether president trump's campaign associates colluded with the russians. the hope is that mr. trump's pick for fbi director, christopher wray, will once again bring some stability to the bureau. when wray's name first surfaced as a potential candidate during a white house press briefing last week, employees in the fbi expressed some relief that the president might not be selecting an elected official, according to the source. democrats,






trump says he's not happy with hhs secretary tom price


president donald trump says he is "not happy" with his health and human services secretary tom price following reports that price used a private plane for official business.and trump says he let price know it.asked whether he's planning on firing price, trump responded: "we'll see."trump spoke to reporters wednesday as he departed the white house for a trip to indianapolis to sell his tax plan.price said saturday he would stop flying private planes on official business while an internal review of the flights is being done. he's also said he welcomes the review.






tillerson firing: no chaos in this white house — only great energy!!


i have obtained the following very real and not-at-all-made-up statement from the white house explaining president donald trump’s decision to fire secretary of state rex tillerson:there is no chaos in this white house — only great energy!!some (lesser) people cannot handle the great energy that is here, along with the lack of chaos.that is why secretory for state rox tildenson had to go. he did not have the stamina to endure our great president’s fantastic energy, which nobody can question or should question because our great president is always right and truthful.rox will be missed (not really) and we thank him (not really) for his service to this great country, a country that has been made great again by president donald j. trump. (“make america great again” hats available at the online






white house aides think trump ‘shot himself in the foot’ by firing comey and tri


aides for donald trump think the president “shot himself in the foot” by firing james comey and ultimately triggering the appointment of special counsel robert mueller, the daily beast reports.as the washington post reported wednesday, that special counsel investigation has since expanded to include whether trump committed obstruction of justice by ousting the former fbi director.close associates of trump, including longtime confidante and newsmax ceo chris ruddy, have floated the theory that the president is considering firing mueller, who was appointed by deputy attorney general rod rosenstein to oversee the investigation into russia’s interference in the 2016 election. according to the new york times, trump “thinks the possibility of being fired will focus [mueller] on delivering what t






trump told russians that firing ‘nut job’ comey would ease pressure from investi


the conversation reinforces the notion that the president dismissed comey primarily because of the fbi’s inquiry into possible collusion between trump’s campaign and russian operatives.washington — president donald trump told russian officials in the oval office this month that firing the fbi director, james comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting.“i just fired the head of the fbi. he was crazy, a real nut job,” trump said, according to the document, which was read to the new york times by a u.s. official. “i faced great pressure because of russia. that’s taken off.”trump added, “i’m not under investigation.”military post: the pentagon says president donald trump has nominated marine gen. joseph dunford to serve a second two-year term as






late night tv reacts to trump’s firing of james comey


president donald trump’s shock firing of fbi director james comey was the hot topic on late-night television tuesday. jimmy kimmel summarized the situation in his opening monologue telling his audience, “trump fired james comey for making him president,” alluding to the fact that one reason for comey’s firing was likely his handling of the investigation into…






build edifice to trump’s ego? or cure cancer? – the mercury news


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president donald trump lauds nasa’s space exploration legacy in spirit in his weekly address here on march 25, 2017.






facebook’s mark zuckerberg opposes donald trump’s immigration action


facebook inc. chief executive mark zuckerberg on friday publicly opposed two executive orders signed by president donald trump aiming to curtail immigration and bolster border security, contrasting with the neutral stance the tech executive has taken since the election. “like many of you, i’m concerned about the impact of the recent executive orders signed by president trump,” mr. zuckerberg wrote on his facebook page. “we need to...