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Justin Green May 11, 2017
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Roger Stone to Trump: I'm not the source on Comey stories

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Roger Stone is joining Donald Trump in swearing that he had nothing to do with pushing for the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Why Stone is speaking out: CNN, Politico and the NYT all reported that he was part of Trump's decision.

As the Times put it in a story last night: "Roger J. Stone Jr., a longtime informal adviser to Mr. Trump who has been under F.B.I. scrutiny as part of the Russia inquiry, was among those who urged the president to fire Mr. Comey, people briefed on the discussions said."

Stone's quote: "With all due respect to the President, I am not the source of the New York Times, Politico or CNN stories and have never claimed I convinced the President to fire FBI Director Comey. Both Politico and the Times claim to have multiple credible sources for their reports. I offered no comment."