Trump Denies Firing Comey Over Russia, Despite Having Admitted It Before

on May 24, 2018 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 24: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the cancelled summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a bill signing ceremony in the Roosevelt Room of the White House May 24, 2018 in Was... WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 24: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the cancelled summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a bill signing ceremony in the Roosevelt Room of the White House May 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump cited "tremendous anger and open hostility" toward his administration by North Korea as a reason for cancelling the proposed summit. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 31, 2018 9:06 a.m.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday doubled down on his assertion that he did not fire former FBI Director James Comey because of the Russia probe, despite having said the opposite in an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt a year ago.


He struck a different tone in May 2017 when he broke with White House messaging and said that the investigation was part of his decision.

“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 told NBC.

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