Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images Trump again denies firing Comey over Russian Federation

Geraldine Edwards
June 3, 2018

So it was this Thursday morning during a particularly unhinged Executive Time, where President Mean Girl threw out a laughable falsehood with the caveat that nobody even cares about this, OK?

In the early afternoon of May 9, Trump fires then-FBI Director James Comey. "The Corrupt Mainstream Media loves to keep pushing that narrative, but they know it is not true!"

As a reminder, when he first announced the firing, Trump claimed it was on a recommendation from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein-whom he said in the Holt interview was respected by everyone, but, now that the investigation has progressed, regularly attacks and threatens to fire.

Yet the day after Comey's firing, Trump reportedly told visiting Russian diplomats that "I just fired the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

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The Times reported that McCabe had turned in his memo to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating whether Moscow colluded with President Donald Trump's campaign to meddle in the 2016 USA election. A leaked list of questions Mueller would like to ask the President indicates that he is looking into whether Trump obstructed justice in firing Comey, who at the time was leading the investigation into whether there was collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 election. Rosenstein had written a three-page letter faulting Comey for his handling of an investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's email practices as secretary of State.

The contents of the memo, which ultimately did not mention Russian Federation, were first reported by the New York Times on Wednesday night.

The president said this week that he wished he appointed a different attorney general. McCabe drafted a memo on the firing of his onetime boss, ex-director James Comey.

The Justice Department's Inspector General is expected, any day now, to release his much anticipated report on the department's activities in the lead-up to the 2016 election.

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"Spent very little time with Andrew McCabe, but he never took notes when he was with me. Can we call them Fake Memos?" "Both the OIG and FBI OPR reports concluded that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor - including under oath - on multiple occasions", Sessions said in a statement.

In a separate tweet Thursday, Trump continued to insist that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had spied on his 2016 campaign and claimed that the media "is working overtime" to avoid reporting about it.

"The corrupt Mainstream Media is working overtime not to mention the infiltration of people, Spies (Informants), into my campaign!" His interview with Holt remains the most recent one he's done with a TV journalist who isn't Piers Morgan or doesn't work for Fox News.

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