Trump Says He Wouldn’t Still Be In Office If He Hadn’t Fired Comey

President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address as House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Vice President Mike Pence look on in the House of Representatives on February 04, 2020. (Photo by Drew Ange... President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address as House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Vice President Mike Pence look on in the House of Representatives on February 04, 2020. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 6, 2020 12:43 p.m.
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In an extended rant following his acquittal in the GOP-controlled Senate, President Donald Trump on Thursday crowed over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

“Had I not fired James Comey, who was a disaster by the way, it’s possible I wouldn’t even be standing here right now,” Trump said.

He also complained about the investigations into him and his campaign.

“And we were treated unbelievably unfairly, and you have to understand we first went through Russia, Russia, Russia,” he said. “It was all bullshit.”

Trump went all over the place with his speech, clearly feeling vindicated and unbound after Republican senators voted to acquit him the two House impeachment articles charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

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