Trump Told Russians Firing "Nut Job Comey" Eased Pressure From Investigation

Tyler Durden's picture

It's that time of day again. The market is nearly closed, the weekend draws close and the mainstream media needs a new narrative. Well voila - from none other than anonymously source US officials, The New York Times proclaims that

President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting.

 

“I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official.

 

“I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”

 

Mr. Trump added, “I’m not under investigation.”

Is that what they are laughing at in this image? Or are they scoffing at Anthony Weiner's sexts?

The NYTimes adds that The White House document that contained Mr. Trump’s comments was based on notes taken from inside the Oval Office and has been circulated as the official account of the meeting.

Additionally, one official read quotations to The Times, and a second official confirmed the broad outlines of the discussion, suggesting that the long knives close to Trump may be getting sharper.

There may heva been a method to Trump's madness, an "art of the deal" if you will. According to yet another government official briefed on the meeting and quoted by the NYT, "Trump was using a negotiating tactic when he told Mr. Lavrov about the “pressure” he was under. The idea was to create a sense of obligation with Russian officials and to coax concessions out of Mr. Lavrov - on Syria, Ukraine and other issues - by saying that Russian meddling in last year’s election had created enormous political problems for Mr. Trump."

It's unclear if this particular approach worked, although in retrospect it certainly provided hours of entertainment for the Russian foreign ministry.

In response to the NYT story, the White House did not deny the quotes but instead said that Comey's "grandstanding" and "politicizing" of the Russia probe hurt diplomatic efforts with Moscow. 

"The President has always emphasized the importance of making deals with Russia as it relates to Syria, Ukraine, defeating ISIS and other key issues for the benefit and safety of the American people," White House spokesman Sean Spicer says in statement. "By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia’s actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia," Spicer says

"The investigation would have always continued, and obviously, the termination of Comey would not have ended it" Spicer said adding that "once again, the real story is that our national security has been undermined by the leaking of private and highly classified conversations"

Meanwhile, Comey is now merely the latest high profile figure portrayed in a similar way by Trump:

 

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Killtruck's picture

I'd take a long, hard look at everyone who was in that room. 

Menoetius's picture

Yeah, back in early February 2017 is technically before Trump's visit, I suppose. Otherwise total BS. Click Bait.

Oliver Klozoff's picture

Funny

I was just gonna post "Also clickbait for trolls who are drawn like flies to shit, BS especially.

Makes it easy for Tyler to round 'em up."


Socratic Dog's picture

Ballistic missile? Fucking shame it wasn't a nuke.

king leon's picture

Kim said the missile was one of his/sarc

Oliver Klozoff's picture

They need to pay attention to Tylercode.

When he does this...

Trump Told Russians Firing "Nut Job Comey" Eased Pressure From Invetigation 

...it means the story is BS. 


JRobby's picture

"from none other than anonymously source US officials, The New York Times proclaims"

At the very best it's some asshole sneaking around with an ear to the door. I doubt that. That would be noticed. So it was some asshole in the room, who made it up, or not, who gives a fuck?

Arrogant Prick stuck out all over Comey like he was some kind of banker or something?

jeff montanye's picture

i wouldn't rule out the room is bugged by the cia, nsa, etc.  trump does not have control of his clandestine or investigatory agencies.  it will be a long hard slog if he ever does.  people need to go to jail, not just get fired into "the resistance".

Arnold's picture

More importantly, it sows internal discord.
Who is the fucken fink?

Evidently you can and do, make this shit up.

weburke's picture

always un named sources, zero is posting fake news. 

weburke's picture

Zero echoes fake news . Un named sources.

yomutti2's picture

 

Yeah, if the President fires the head of the FBI to "relieve pressure" on himself, that is called obstruction of justice. It turns out to be an impeachable offense.

 

Money Boo Boo's picture

Can somebody show me on a doll where Trump touched Putin?

froze25's picture

Obama, "$60,000 of succulent hotdogs".  John Podesta, pedophile Satanist  (spirit cooking). Yep that's what we have from the left, pedophile Satanist and they still try to act like some how they have the moral high ground. 

jeff montanye's picture

makes you wonder.  well, at least bob "can't find a zionist in 9-11" mueller will be on the job soon enough.  he must be constantly held to task and where he errs must be metaphorically beaten and shot twice, a la seth rich.

they figured if the people will swallow 9-11 and those two absurd "investigations", they can shoot their adversaries down in the street mafia style.

let's show them they are wrong.

J J Pettigrew's picture

No no.... the shiney object is over here......

Maybe Maxine Waters and Ben Rhodes..... where were they that night....someone should ask Maxine Waters on a live mike....

JRobby's picture

He quaterized his own tear ducts shut in the 3rd grade using a soldering iron.

Then he told a classmate that he was going to be head of the FBI someday.

See how easy it is to make shit up!

CheapBastard's picture

Comey is a crooked cop and should be in jail.

jeff montanye's picture

that the fbi never investigated seth rich's murder while investigating the theft of the dnc emails says that the fbi is crooked (and also stupid for thinking that will fly; they should have pretended to do it, at least).  that they have not been pressed by the "press" to explain why they never followed this obvious lead that nancy drew or the hardy boys would have been all over shows that the press is crooked.  that the d.c. police's response is "a spokesperson for the department says by email, “MPD does not entertain conspiracy theories.”" shows that the d.c. police is crooked.

the way the fbi says it was "rebuffed" by the dnc when the fbi asked politely, took their hats off and everything, to look at the dnc's data servers adds gutless to crooked and stupid for the trifecta.

the feds will shoot ranchers, imams, and even entirely innocent people (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/709016-anne-arundel-red-car.html) but can't serve a warrant on hillary clinton, debby wasserman schultz, john podesta and robby mook.  or they can serve it; they just can't back it up.

this is both so crooked and so obviously crooked, perhaps even bob "can't find a zionist in 9-11" mueller will break it, with proper supervision from the peanut gallery of course..

Croesus's picture

This gets more ridiculous by the day...

Got The Wrong No's picture

Most real people tell it like it is, but in your world that happens in a scripted reality show. But of course you only wanted to make Trump's having been in a reality show the focus.  

eatthebanksters's picture

And what the fuck is wrong with the truth ?

Al Gophilia's picture

As well, his me was Labour Finicum. There are many more.f 

meta-trader's picture

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Mr. Bones's picture

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE82P0JI20120326

"President Barack Obama was caught on camera on Monday assuring outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he will have "more flexibility" to deal with contentious issues like missile defense after the U.S. presidential election."

No outrage then, why outrage now?

jeff montanye's picture

obama was a neocon zionist warmonger bankster.

they are not certain trump really is as he was not vetted by aipac and the cia.

gm_general's picture

You bring up a good point, Comey is a Howdy Doody, meaning a puppet with others pulling his strings. But taking out a puppet is not as good as taking out the puppet masters, who can just get another one. Neocon jackass Lieberman for instance.

Sofa King's picture

Because Comey is a Piece of Shit with some undigested peanuts that was lodged in his colon.

Still trying to figure out what crime is being investigated, I'm sure they'll invent one based on the "evidence".

I still don't understand how 1.5 billion in extortion money was paid to Iran by basically laundering the money through European Banks in order to avoid federal restrictions is not a crime but whatever the hell this is...is?

jimmy12345's picture

Why don't you move to Russia if you love Russia so much.

jeff montanye's picture

give it to him jimmy.  show us how it's done.

Bill of Rights's picture

Oh stop cunt your scaring the children.

lil dirtball's picture

Just reminded me of a somewhat recent article here on ZH:

Nothing Is Real: When Reality TV Programming Masquerades As Politics

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-18/nothing-real-when-reality-tv-pr...

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Arnold's picture

My Maserati does 185..
Now I'm dead, so I don't drive...

thinkmoretalkless's picture

Only a nut job would believe the NYT. This is all pretty entertaining.

JethroBodien's picture

The MSM are just making themselves out to be foolish clowns.  The whole Trump/Russia nonsense is one big farsical farce.

NAV's picture

Peace through active discouragement and assassination of peace-seekers such as Putin and Assad makes the U.S. a peace-breaker via U.S. assassinations, drones and bombs. It's the America way of "fighting" for peace.

jeff montanye's picture

"stiff consequences for leaking"

i.e. they turn you into a stiff. 

MrBoompi's picture

There is proof Trump ate caviar at least once.

oncemore's picture

Who is "we"?

U r more, than one?

R u normal schisof., or a heavy case of schiso¿

King of Ruperts Land's picture

Trump was being pressured by every sane voice around him to get rid of that nut job Comey.

Countrybunkererd's picture

And Boom, a bunch of 20-30 Weekers to slam him at ZH. The Satanists do not want to be uncovered. I think they will take us to war, big war, if they deem it necessary. Another day in the USSA. The ones to be concerned with are those who have been here forever...trust few if any.