When Donald Trump Tweets, muses and makes complaints to and about the press, it amounts to talking out loud.
Now, he admits that his motivation for firing James Comey included the FBI investigation into his campaign's ties to Russia that undoubtedly will lead to him.
Those Tweet storms are akin to talking in his sleep.
"Trump said he was thinking of Russia controversy when he decided to fire Comey, contradicting White House's initial account
Recounting his decision to dismiss FBI Director James B. Comey, President Trump told NBC News, “In fact, when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won.’”
Trump’s account flatly contradicts the White House’s initial account of how the president arrived at his decision, undercutting public denials by his aides that the move was influenced in any way by his growing fury with the ongoing Russia probe.
Later in the same interview, Trump said he had no intention of trying to stop or hinder the FBI’s Russia probe, which is examining whether any Trump associates coordinated with Russians to influence the election. Trump said he wants the probe “to be absolutely done properly.”
The Washington Post
Here's what Stone had to say Tuesday night about Comey.
“This guy has politicized the FBI like no previous director,” Stone said.
Stone said he hoped the “wild goose chase" would conclude.
White House officials have periodically denied that Trump still speaks with Stone, who got his start as a self-described dirty trickster under President Nixon, and has invited controversy in multiple campaigns since then.
But Stone has been at Trump's side for decades, leaving their actual relationship the subject of frequent speculation.
Stone said he heard about Comey's firing while on a radio show. He would not say when he last spoke with Trump or how the president's opinion of Comey had evolved.
“It must not be very good," he said. "He just fired him.”
The LA Times
Stop being so noisy, I am trying to sleep.