Quite a Pair of Stories, Published as the President Heads Abroad

Matt Apuzzo, Maggie Haberman, and Matthew Rosenberg – The New York Times:

President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting.

“I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”

Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky – The Washington Post:

The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter.

The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president, according to these people, who would not further identify the official.

Mr. Trump acknowledges his relief to the Russians after firing the chief investigator into his campaign’s possible collusion with the Russian government, while a high official within the White House is identified as a subject of interest in that same investigation.

Obstruction of justice, much?

Justice is coming for you, Donald, and for all Americans. You will not overcome this.

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