Trump Contradicts Himself On Firing Of Comey

CNN reports:

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that former FBI Director James Comey was not fired because of the Russia investigation — a statement directly at odds with the President’s own comments on Comey’s dismissal. Trump had told NBC News last year that he was thinking of “this Russia thing” when he decided to fire Comey.

After Comey’s ouster, Trump told NBC News’ Lester Holt in an interview, “regardless of (Rosenstein’s) recommendation, I was going to fire Comey.”

“And in fact when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said, ‘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,'” Trump said.