Having thrown the official White House “Comey termination” narrative for a tailspin, when in an excerpt from his NBC News interview posted earlier, Trump said he was going to fire Comey “regardless” even without getting Deputy AG Rosenstein’s report and that Comey had told Trump he was not under investigation, moments ago NBC released several more excerpts from the much anticipated Trump interview.
The key highlight of the latest release is that Trump said he supports a full investigation into Russian interference in the U. S. election last year, saying he wants the probe to be done “absolutely properly.”
“I want to find out if there was a problem with the election having to do with Russia…. If Russia or anybody else is trying to interfere with our elections I think it’s a horrible thing and I want to get to the bottom of it and I want to make sure it will never ever happen.’
Trump told Lester Holt but also insisted there was “no collusion between me and my campaign and the Russians.” Instead, “this was set up by the Democrats.”
“The other thing is, the Russians did not affect the vote, and everybody seems to think that” he added.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on May 11, 2017.