Trump Contradicts Himself over Dismissal of James Comey

President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that James Comey former FBI Directed was not dismissed due to his handling of the Russia probe.

In the tweet, the president referred to Comey as Slippery and the worst director of the FBI in history. Trump’s Wednesday Tweet directly contradicts his own comments on sacking of Comey.

Last year when Comey was fired, the president told NBC News then that he had “this Russia thing” in mind when he took the decision to sack Comey. Also, one of the initial reasons given by the White House for Comey firing last May was a recommendation given by Rod Rosenstein Deputy AG. Rosenstein had given a harsh criticism of the way Comey handled the probe of Hilary Clinton’s use of a private computer server during her years as secretary of state.

However, Comey has been reported as saying that he does not know why Trump dismissed him, adding that his firing has something to do with the Russia and Clinton investigations.

In a related development, Comey has reportedly said that there are certain aspects of the probe into the Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections that the public is yet to know about.

James Comey was a guest of Stephen Colbert on “the Late Show”, and he said during the show that his new book will not include certain things because they are regarded as classified.

When asked by Stephen Colbert if there are some things regarding the Russia probe that he is aware of that has not yet become public knowledge, Comey responded in the affirmative. His host then asked Comey to tell him what those things are but Comey declined to say, adding that they are also not in his book.

“I had to get the FBI to review my book to ensure it does not contain sensitive or classified investigative information”, Comey told his host.

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