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Trump admits 'this Russia thing' was part of reasoning for firing James Comey

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President admits the allegations of collusion between his advisers and Russian officials played into sacking of FBI director

Trump says he was thinking of ‘this Russia thing’ when he decided to fire Comey

Recounting his decision to dismiss the FBI director, the president told NBC News “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.” His account flatly…

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Trump Planned Firing Before Aide's Letter

President Donald Trump, contradicting previous White House accounts, said he had planned to fire former FBI Director James Comey regardless of any advice from his Justice Department, because Mr. Comey was a “showboat.”

On Trump's mind ahead of Comey firing: 'This Russia thing'

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"In fact, 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.' "

Washington Post: Trump says he was thinking of ‘this Russia thing’ when he decided to fire Comey

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Recounting his decision to dismiss the FBI director, the president told NBC News: “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.” His account flatly…

Trump thought about ‘this Russia thing’ when deciding to fire ‘showboat’ Comey

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“This Russia thing” was on Donald Trump’s mind when he made the decision to fire the FBI director, the US president said in an interview. Trump nevertheless wants the investigation into alleged Russian influence on the elections to go on.…

On Donald Trump's Mind Ahead Of James Comey Firing: 'This Russia Thing'

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Trump's account flatly contradicts the White House's initial account of how the president arrived at his decision, undercutting public denials by his aides that the move was influenced in any way by...

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