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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Cassandra.Hermes's picture

I'm shocked how easy is to make 39% of population of America to betray US interests. Who said "I used to advertise my loyalty and I don't believe there is a single person I loved that I didn't eventually betray." This time Trump was betrayed by one of his own. ah well, we know who said “Et tu, Brute?”

directaction's picture

Trump called Comey a "nut job?"
Maybe Trump isn't so bad after all.
If only he'd quit with the Obama-style bombing.

moorewasthebestbond's picture

You mean Clinton-style like the cruse missiles he launched at Serbia... our former WWII ally.

El Hosel's picture

Attention all Government Nut Jobs.... Get your shit together and get the out of the Swamp, now.

Dre4dwolf's picture

Everyone on the left is bipolar, too many drug prescriptions being consumed.

moorewasthebestbond's picture

It's on like Donkey Kong.


I'm glad I don't have a dog in this fight.

SmallerGovNow2's picture

but you do.  if you don't understand that you need to peer deeper into the rabbit hole...

JLee2027's picture

No one should believe Trump said it. 

Wilcox1's picture

I wouldn't have wanted cummey looking over my nuts either.

BetterRalph's picture

full time weasel head, part time weasel nut, veteran HSBC bank weasel
"James Weasel Head Comey and the Clinton Weasel Gang"

Gonna go into the blank pages of my History book

CAPT DRAKE's picture

This is an attack on you and me, not Trump.  We are the voters.  The libtards, progressives et all seek to redo the election by other means.

aloha-snackbar's picture

I am going to start losing like I have never lost before. I will lose so much I will say, 'oh shit, dear lord, sweet jesus, oh my God, etc.,  please stop losing so much.

SmallerGovNow2's picture

BULL FUCKING SHIT....  You see CNN tonight?  What a fucking clown show with Anderson Cooper leading the three ring circus...

FBaggins's picture

All this Russia- Trump controversy is absolute bullshit, deliberately orchestrated by the deep state using the MSM and the alternate media to deflect attention from their ongoing Zionist, and now Trump-led, regime-change operations in the Middle East and to keep the brainwashing the public that Russia is a threat which it is not. So long as Trump is a good little boy and keeps doing the bidding of the Rothschild's Israeli and corporate expansion to take over mideast oil they will ensure he continues in power.

Michel Chossudovsky, who founded and runs the Global Research site, is of Jewish decent but he is not a Zionist, nor does he approve of the plundering by the Rothchild-US-Israeli empire.

Vageling's picture

I stopped reading when

1 anonymous source

Combined with

2 NYT.

Nough said. Their narrative is known. Same shit just a change of tint, or angle. And no proof. More bullshit.

Just some drunk or high, or both, some whorenalist his/her view on events. Isn't for the opinion section? 

Deep Snorkeler's picture

Donald the prosperous

Donald preposterous


Dumb he does not know it,

Shamelessly engorged.

You will be dead before you see a tax cut.

Our nation is being destroyed to yield entertainment.

Non-Corporate Entity's picture

NYT is finished. They'll merge with CNN and do glamour stories for the rich and famous...and the lower class wannabe audience.

Observingmen's picture

Stop ignoring the obvious, you dumbfuck Yanks: Trump the crypto-Jew was selected so that the disaffected white morons had someone to rally around, instead of marching on the White House and burning it to the ground.

Bricker's picture

It's time to take down the antennas pushing out MSM. The people I know who watch MSM are usually Baby Boomers who dont have a clue about what is going on. It is time to take this country back NOW and remove the parasite claiming to be Americans but are only crooks and deceivers.

aliens is here's picture

Another no name source? Fucking NYT and Bezo Post. I hope if Trump somehow manages to survie this fucking made up Russian shit he'll take a hammer and smash NYT, Bezo's Amazon, deep state, DemoRats, Rinos, Comey, Hillary, Obama to bits as a pay back for the hell they put the country through.

ToSoft4Truth's picture

Release the tax returns?  LOL


The rumor has been, Trump was bailed out by the Commie banks.  

Last of the Middle Class's picture

Comey IS a nut job!!! Where's the news here?

Pork Rind's picture

Watching Fargo season 3, by the Jew brothers Coen and Coen. If you are wondering about Sweden and their surrender to the darkies, watch Fargo and the Jewish obsession with Minnessota. Jews mocking the Minnessotans, mocking their politentess - ya ya ya meanwhile taking control of their statehouses - Jewish clown Senators Al Franken and the Jew Norm Coleman all the while Minnessota is being flooded with violent darkies

Pork Rind's picture

In Fargo season 3, once again you have a female sheriff who is so much smarter than her male coleagues. The Jew boys Coen and Coen want to see an all female police force.

frontierland's picture

Good Observation and accurate.

Jam's picture

Yes Minnesota is loaded with people with Swedish heritage, I have observed dogs lifting their legs and marking their territory on drying fish used to prepare Lutefisk, truth be told. Not a bright bunch those Swedes. Always a one punch knockout back in the high school days most of them.

cuttlefish's picture

Total fake and if he did say it funny!


Anarchyteez's picture

Yeah, Comey is a grand douche but look at the mess they've spawned. In any other time the markets would reflect the unrest. More proof they're totally rigged.

Rinauldi's picture

Telling the truth isn't a crime.

bytebank's picture

Anonymous source says that ......

That means shit. Give me someone who tells it with source identified.

If I was Trump I would exclude one member of inner ring at a time and see when leaks are not spread. Then fire that f. Keep going until leaks stop or there is no inner circle left.

artichoke's picture

Random BS (which ZH copies as if it were fact) but I think there's a method to the madness.

If this accusation gets the brand new Special Counsel's attention, then he may subpoena Trump's records of the meeting.

That would include tapes, if Trump has them.  If Trump doesn't have them, he would have to admit that.  Either way, they'll find out whether Trump has tapes.

beijing expat's picture

Tyler's; I'm really fucking tired of the autistic screeching.

Can you please stop reporting on this story until someone turns up an iota of evidence?


Publicus_Reanimated's picture

Hardly anybody will read this, but I think I have this one figured out.

We all know these are nothingburger stories.  And they are big, flashy ones that dominate the news cycle.

Flash is the idea.  Don't get anybody talking about anything but the latest anonymous source story.

Chelsea Manning got freed.  Blip on the media radar.  Julian Assange got his rape charge dropped.  Will hardly register.  They found Seth Rich's messages.

These are all huge wins for our side.  Can't have anybody talking about that.  Look, a Trump rumor squirrel!

I read a wonderful piece the other day about the media/Democrat suicide pact.


CheapBastard's picture

The odd thing is Comey realizes he is a "nut job" and testified as much the other day about him being nauseated during the Clinton campaign revealing all her criminal activity.


Hopefully, he'll turn himself in to the nearest police station and confess all his own crimes and Hillary's.

It's unforgivable Comey granted immunity to Huma and the other criminals who threaten American lives with their criminal activity.

the not so mighty maximiza's picture

i small deep state getting slaughterd.......good

thegekko's picture

I sent Paul Craig Roberts an email the other day, from Australia, and overnight my time he wrote an article titled "The Assault on Trump". YOu can read the article here 

From a foreigner looking in, remembering that America is one of our allies, the witch hunt against Trump is a very bad look and quite embarrassing. But moreso, it should be embarrassing for Americans that you can let what appears to be an unsubstantiated campaign against Mr Trump continue. It's an absolute disgrace.

Why can't the American people work out that it would be suicide for anybody to saddle up with the Russians(BTW I am curious what they ever did to anybody. Does anybody remember WWII, without them we'd be fucked) and run for President & get away with it? It's asurd that the Democrats and anyone that will listen, the idiotic MSM, can continue to run this campaign. It all appears to be absolutely basis, yet they continue, and any little slip of the tongue by Trump and they're all over it. Yet on the other side, which doesn't get much coverage, is the very real issue of the almost apparent breach of the law by Hillary Clinton. Amazingly, people involved in her email scandal are dropping like flies & getting into all sorts of trouble, yet amazingly Hillary is not brought to account or facing any trouble.

Well, when the going gets tough, the tough get going. The only way I can see that Trump can bring this whole idiotic episode to an end is to set up a special counsel to look into the Hillary email scandal. Again, from an outsider looking in, she appears to be guilty as hell. I cannot buy her flimsy argument, nor should anybody that walks this Earth, that she did not know what "C" meant on documents she received. Yet,  there seems to be no analysis of this simple fact. Given her wealth of experience in government, you know, that experience she claimed made her most qualified to be President, and the fact that she is a freakin' lawyer, you cannot tell me with a straight face she didn't know C meant classified. There can opnly be two explanantions, neither of them good, one, that she has dementia(I'll leave the jokles to you bloggers), or two, that she lied and therefore perjured herself.

The Clinton's appear to be as dirty and corrupt as it comes yet they roam the Earth free without a care in the world while Donald Trump is knocked about from pillar to lamppost based on nothing.

America, you really need to work this shit out because as an ally I can tell you, it's fucking embarrassing, and God only knows what your enemies must think of this absurd & outrageous campaign against Mr Trump. I can only hope that Mr Trump triumphs over this evil and shuts down the MSM or somehow imposes harsh penalties against them. In fact I'm quite surpised he hasn't sued them because at the end of the day these imbeciles are insinuating he has committed treason.

And from the Russians point of view, they should really be taking you to task. As if anybody in their right freakin' mind would try and rig an American election? I'm sick of the whole thing, makes me sick to my stomach the way the Dems and the MSM are carrying on and not being held accountable. Where are all the Trump supporters? There should be mass protests in the streets about all this shit.


THORAX's picture

Accurate assessment of the on-going coup attempt. Wait for summer. We will hit the streets if this hasn't calmed down.

Animal Mother's picture

Before this summer ends the violence will have started. What the MSM and the Dems dont understand is that we elected Rodney Dangerfield as a last resort to end the corruption in our government. If Trump/Dangerfield doesnt work, we the people will have to do it ourselves. The tree of liberty is going to be watered with MSM and snowflake blood. 

Mzhen's picture

At this very moment, Dina Powell and H.R. McMaster are on a flight to Saudi Arabia.  Dina just ordered her third drink.

Catahoula's picture

Comey is a leaking ass fissure like the queer trolls infesting ZH. 

bytebank's picture

Reading Bild the German publication. They write the same exact crap. This is a coordinated effort to destroy Trump. Chris Cuomo this morning said that Obama had a purpose on his first foreign trip but that Trump does not. So no matter what he does he gets crucified.

Now they are going after Pence as well. They want a complete reshuffle.

RafterManFMJ's picture

Flush out your head gear new guy.

The CIA CONTROLS the European press. All of it. Even had some high up German editor come out and confess how the CIA pays and actually provides pre-written stories to reporters and editors.

Wake up.

kevindow's picture

Dear Carrie "Never Been Clever/Cute (NBC)" Dann:

Lindsay Graham: "A Traitorous, Never-Trumper, Swamp-Dwelling, Copulating Nut Job"

Glenn Beck: "A Never-Trumper, 'Oops I Lost My Fame and Radio Gig' Nut Job" 

Bernie: "A Confused and Poor Socialist, 'Couldn't Profit like the Clintons,' total nut job"

Kim Jong Un: "Psychiatrically Confirmed Nut Job (With At Least a Hot Wife), Who Has the Gonads to Show the Public How He Kills His Enemies, Unlike the Democrat Operatives Who Killed Seth Rich"


turkey george palmer's picture

Foolish. Watching people jabber on about the ills of the political class. They don't care what the electorate think nor should they.

We are almost to the end of the run and the wealth of the middle class is squandered more every day as debt grows faster and faster. If the debt holders aren't paid it will collapse the economy but if they are paid it will ruin the value of the dollar. Buy gold

The government wants to kill you

shadow54's picture

Again, there is nothing for impeachment in this.

We have to see the actual text of what Trump said because Media can easily change a word or words to create a story.

To incriminate himself, Trump would have to directly say, "I fired Comey to stop the RussiaGate investigation." Obviously Trump would never say such a thing, not because of the incriminating nature but because it simply makes no sense. The investigation doesn't rely on Comey's employment period.

That is the whole fallacy of this Comey angle of Impeachment. The invesigations don't revolve around whether he is employed, and they were never a job security guarantee or the investigations themselves would place Comey above the law.


Pork Rind's picture

Dunkin Donuts iced coffee sold at Walmart at 80 cents a bottle - while Jew Starbucks wants a buck eighty cents for a bottle of iced coffee.. Boycott Jew products, boycott Starbucks, boycott Amazon dot com fake news.

Nobodys Home's picture

Not to defloat your boat .. but Dunks at Walmart where I live is just under 2 bucks, not 80 cents. It's all the same. Rape you over the coals.

georgekaplan's picture

So Comey's a nut-job, so what??? Hahahaha