Fact-checking Donald Trump’s NBC interview, claims about firing FBI Director James Comey

President Donald Trump downplayed the significance of the FBI’s Russia investigation and the timing of his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey in an interview with NBC May 11. He also distorted the facts on both points. Here are Trump’s most notable lines from the interview with Lester Holt, fact-checked. "Regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey." That’s not what the White House said previously. White House spokespeople, Vice President Mike Pence and Trump himself, in his dismissal letter to Comey, all said Trump was acting on the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Rosenstein wrote … >>More
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