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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OCnStiggs's picture

"Said."

"Reported."

"...unnamed source"

Utter BS designed to get anti-Trumpers spun up.

Who but the most gullible could actually trust anything the media says?

Homie's picture

Spicer confirmed the document's existence and the quotes

Trump is a walking powder keg

 

Lostinfortwalton's picture

Trump told the Russians he was under great pressure because of the Russians? Help me out here. please.

Mzhen's picture

I can rent you a sense of humor for a reasonable fee.

thebigunit's picture

Comey was a nut job.

It's nice to have a politician who:

  1. Tells the truth
  2. Does somthing
Norfry's picture

Trump could by executive order and on grounds of great national importance have all the networks and newspapaers and radios report verbatim his honest description of the swamp dwellers, their crimes, beginning with 9/11 and ending with predation on children, with much evidence of treason and assorted other tidbits in the middle. That would temporarily take care of the fake news censorship spin mode of MSM. Reality therapy for Americans. 

withglee's picture

, beginning with 9/11

By not making the mysterious collapse of WTC7 action item #1 to root out the occupiers of our country, Trump has proven himself to be one of them. This is all theater ... and he's coming across as pretty entertaining actor.

Everybodys All American's picture

Freedom is a double edged sword for Assange because he now can be assasinated by these same fuckers that are going after Trump. And he better realize that he is probably the only person who can corroborate the Seth Rich murder came as a result of the dnc emails that Seth sent to Wikileaks.

onwisconsinbadger's picture

I loved Comey before he became a nut job, Drumpf said. Loser ! Sad !!!!

Davidduke2000's picture

sucking dick with a paper bag over your head is worse, what a fucking joo, sad.

Playtime's Over's picture

Umm what's the problem with DJT using euphemisms?

Cutter's picture

Won't be surprised if this supposed "quote" is actually a ruse, meant to ferret out some of the leakers.  The quote seems a bit over the top, and contrived to be appealing to a leaker and to the press.

The leaks are so fast and furious, the President would be crazy not to try to identify, fire, and have these people prosecuted.  Writing up differing memo's, with differing, but juicy, quotes, and then distributing them to certain suspected staff to see which quotes end up in the press, is one way of finding the leakers.

Once one person was identified, fired, and prosecuted, it would act as a deterrent to others, who wouldn't know if the memo they wanted to leak was real, or a ruse meant to identify them.

Lastly, the President needs to fire whomever was in charge of hiring for his White House.  Whoever it was, seems to have hired a bunch of disloyal, untrustworthy, pathetic people, who are so bereft of self-worth, that they are getting it from seeing their leak show up in the media.

Capn Mike's picture

Bring on The Plumbers!!! (only half kidding.)

Stan522's picture

FAKE NEWS....!

FoggyWorld's picture

Anonymous sources has now been replaced in the NYT's dictionary to American official.   

Akzed's picture

http://gotnews.com/busted-trump-comey-nyt-journo-nytmike-admits-never-sa...

 

NYT (Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim’s) blogger Michael Schmidt told professional liar Brian Williams that he hadn’t seen the memos that James Comey allegedly wrote. “Someone that had seen them recounted details to me,” Schmidt said in what is a breach of journalistic protocol.

Schmidt has been called out for getting a story wildly wrong before thanks to his anonymous sources. Schmidt, citing his anonymous federal law enforcement sources, claimed that one of the San Bernardino terrorists had talked about jihad openly. She didn’t.

His boss even reprimanded him and called for “systematic changes” to the way Schmidt and Carlos Slim’s blog use anonymous sources.

In fact GotNews.com first broke that the San Bernardino attacks were terrorism.

We guess our anonymous sources are better than the Times.

Schmidt’s open admissions on MSNBC confirm GotNews reporting Wednesday that Schmidt hasn’t in fact seen the relevant Comey documents.

Cognizant Millennial's picture

Carlos Slim?

 

Is that Carlos Danger's journalist brother?

lester1's picture

Trump is awesome!

 

MAGA!

matinee55's picture

2 soreass cock-holster's here I see

Griffin's picture

I heard a rumor that the NYT is full of shit.

Maybe there could be a rumor of some kind of someone that might be somekind of a official somewhere, backing this up.

I could write a story about that and it would be world class journalism.

e_goldstein's picture

I heard a rumor that the NYT is full of shit.

That's not a rumor, that's a recorded fact.



AncientAviator's picture

I would love to correlate the release of articles such as this from the New York Times and the Washington Post with the buy/sell orders of George Soros. But I am too stupid to know how to do that.

shovelhead's picture

by saying that Russian meddling in last year’s election had created enormous political problems for Mr. Trump.

 

Lol. They can't resist the money shot.

The President might as well conduct all official business on Twitter. It's going to end up there in 90 seconds anyway.

Even if it's entirely fiction.

PitBullsRule's picture

Comey probably was a nut job.  He probably deserved to be fired, those kind of guys are usually real pricks.

IridiumRebel's picture

I down voted you because you're normally a cunt.

OccamsCrazor's picture

Once again, Trump speaks the TRUTH !

Comey IS a NUT JOB extraordinaire ! 

Anyone who shows a mountain of evidence that Hillary is guilty, but then says they can't bring a case, totally is whacked in the brain. 

LeftandRightareWrong's picture

Trump admin under political pressure to NOT make peace with Russia?  Ya' think?

35 Whelen's picture

Donald... Donald.... You are just too honest. 

BeerMe's picture

Anonymous government officials.

friendly manitoba's picture

trumpp is soooo  creepy

arby63's picture

Carrie Dean: A total cunt job.

Davidduke2000's picture

they were only a hanful of people in the meeting, it is easy to guess, then take that guess to a field and shoot the fuck in the head. mcmaster comes to mind. 

PhiBetaZappa's picture

Thanks for nothing Tylers.

You just killed Sunday nights Presidential Apprentice for me. 

mary mary's picture

NYT and WaPo should get together and make this stuff a daily soap opera: Our Imaginary White House.  They could make actual money for a change.

tx_libtard's picture

Looks like Putin came through with that transcript after all!

mary mary's picture

Anonymous Russian official: Not worry, because Hillary have tracker on Comey many year, and since Hillary send to unprotected email server in Bill Harlem Basement Titty Bar, we have every step, every word, every change of underwear.  But, warn... SO boring.

nathan1234's picture

LOL Was reminded of the old joke

Nut, Screws and Bolts

Davidduke2000's picture

Trying to bluff Kim of NK hurt trump's credibility, he even invited the whole senate to the white house as a part of the bluff, it made the senators  respect him less. why all these shenanigans, leave the fucking foreign policies alone, pull the soldiers from all the middle east, let japan and south korea fend for themselves, concentrate on your wall, budget, and the real economy not your fake one, close down the central bank instead than kissing the ass of the joos. 

Davidduke2000's picture

Trying to bluff Kim of NK hurt trump's credibility, he even invited the whole senate to the white house as a part of the bluff, it made the senators  respect him less. why all these shenanigans, leave the fucking foreign policies alone, pull the soldiers from all the middle east, let japan and south korea fend for themselves, concentrate on your wall, budget, and the real economy not your fake one, close down the central bank instead than kissing the ass of the joos. 

Nightjar's picture

Fuck these leakers

Fundies's picture

Fired for failing to give Don a Nut Job. 

bornlastnight's picture

"President Trump told Russian officials..." + "...which was read to The New York Times BY an American official" = FAKE NEWS BS!!!

mcl2177's picture

He has the left by the balls. They hate him so much they can't see this is a complete setup. They're digging they're own graves

To Infinity And Beyond's picture

Even if every word is true what exactly is the issue?

Sir John Bagot Glubb's picture

You can't say Trump is a bullshitter now!

Tiger Rocks Dale's picture

So..Trump admitted to the Russians that he slowed down an investigation into his supposed collusion with Russians and in the process called the guy who is about to testify on the potential obstruction of justice into the investigation of Mike Flynn and collusion with the Russians a nut job?

Are we supposed to believe this sh@t?

 

 

 

 

mcl2177's picture

I think he did it to identify the leaker. It's ok if DOJ knew statement was going to be made before hand.

redc1c4's picture

MOAR NYT #FakeNews....

enough already.

I love your wife's picture

It takes 3 people to word-smith this bullshit to be just shy of libel.  There aren't any leakers.  Just truth twisting liars in the MSM.