In an interview with Lester Holt of NBC, US President Donald Trump called former FBI Director James Comey a “showboat” and a “grandstander,” and said the FBI was “in turmoil.”
Trump also said he would have fired James Comey “regardless” of what the US Justice Department recommended to him, which differs from the official White House narrative that Trump fired Comey based on the recommendation of the Justice Department.
Trump says it was “my decision.”
Trump also says Comey told him three times that he (Trump), was not under investigation – once at a dinner, twice over the phone.
Watch highlights of the NBC interview below:
The full interview is expected to air on NBC News tonight.
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