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The exchange took place during the same meeting in which the president shared classified intelligence, according to The New York Times
Last Updated May 19,2017 4: 25 PM EDT
President Trump told Russian officials last week that a day earlier, he fired FBI Director James Comey, whom Mr. Trump called a “real nut job, ” and said that it relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a report published Friday by The New York Times.
“I just fired the head of the F. B. I. He was crazy, a real nut job, ” Mr. Trump said in the Oval Office, according to a summary of the meeting, obtained by the Times.
“I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off, ” he added.
The comments were made in the meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador to the U. S., Sergey Kislyak.

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