Donald Trump called James Comey, his former FBI director, a “nut job” and told Russian officials that firing him had relieved “great pressure” over the Russia investigation, it was reported last night.
“I just fired the head of the FBI He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr Trump said, according the New York Times , citing a document read by an American official. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”
It has been the most tumultuous week of Mr Trump’s presidency, during which it was claimed he gave high level intelligence to Russian diplomats and previously pressured Mr Comey to stop investigating Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser.
A special counsel, headed by former FBI chief Robert Mueller, was appointed to investigate Russian links to the Trump team.
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