Apr 18, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump pivots: Comey "was not fired" because of Russia investigation

President Trump contradicted his own comments from last year on the role that the Russia investigation played in the firing of former FBI director James Comey in a Wednesday tweet:

Flashback: In May 2017, Trump told NBC's Lester Holt about his decision to fire Comey: "In fact, when I decided to just do it I said to myself, '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.'"

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