Trump: I was going to fire Comey regardless of DOJ recommendation

“If which’s possible, would certainly you let me know, am I under investigation?” Trump said he asked Comey. “He said, ‘you are not under investigation.'”

While the White House insisted the firing had nothing to do with the FBI’s Russia investigation, Trump wrote in his letter informing Comey of This specific dismissal: “I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, which I am not under investigation.”

Trump said Comey also confirmed in two separate phone calls which he was not personally under investigation.

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