President Trump called former FBI Director James Comey “crazy” and “a real nut job” during a May meeting with Russians officials at the White House and said that firing the top cop had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a report by The New York Times.
“I just fired the head of the FBI,” Trump, according to a document read to the Times by an American official. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”
The report broke moments after Trump departed on his first trip abroad as commander-in-chief. A separate report in The Washington Post also said the Russia probe has identified a current White House official as a person of interest.