Courtesy of WaPo:Asked if he urged James Comey to end the investigation into Michael Flynn, @realDonaldTrump says: "No. No. Next question." pic.twitter.com/yRjUujXCEE— POLITICO (@politico) May 18, 2017
President Trump on Thursday denied ever asking FBI Director James B. Comey to back off his agency’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and the role played by former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Asked whether he urged Comey to ease up on the Flynn investigation, Trump said at a news conference, “No, no," before ordering the media to move onto the “next question."
This of course directly contradicts reports of that Comey memo, which is dumb of Trump because he has to KNOW that the memo is going to be subpoenaed and show up in at least one of these investigations.
Trump also claimed that Comey was fired because of his poor performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
That was also when Comey said that he was made "mildly nauseous" by the idea that he might have helped to change the outcome of the election.President Trump said James Comey had a “poor performance” at the Senate intel hearing https://t.co/kIBXcBVk1G— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 18, 2017
Also during this brief press conference Trump reiterated that the Russian investigation was a "witch hunt" and that it was hurting the country.
Courtesy of the New York Times:
President Trump insisted on Thursday that there was no collusion between his presidential campaign and Russian officials, though he added, “I can only speak for myself.”
Mr. Trump, speaking in the East Room of the White House, said he respected the appointment of a special counsel to investigate ties with Russia.
“The entire thing has been a witch hunt,” Mr. Trump said. “There’s no collusion between, certainly, myself and my campaign — but I can only speak for myself — and the Russians — zero.”
The president said the questions surrounding his campaign and Russia were divisive.
“I think it divides the country,” Mr. Trump said. “I think we have a very divided country because of that and many other things.”
Yes, the country is divided between those who still support the president that Vladimir Putin chose to undermine our democracy and damage our country's credibility, and those who do not.
Can you guess which camp I'm in?