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. One official read quotations to The Times, and a second official confirmed the broad outlines of the discussion.
A third government official briefed on the meeting defended the president, saying Mr. Trump was using a negotiating tactic when he told Mr. Lavrov about the “pressure” he was under. The idea, the official suggested, 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.
Now run CNN, run…
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