Trump Contradicts White House Statements, Says He Planned to Fire Comey Anyway

Dismissal of FBI chief James Comey had nothing to do with recommendation from deputy attorney general, Trump tells NBC News

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FILE PHOTO: A combination photo shows U.S. President Donald Trump (L) in the House of Representatives in Washington, U.S., on February 28, 2017 and FBI Director James Comey in Washington U.S. on July 7, 2016.
FILE PHOTO: A combination photo shows U.S. President Donald Trump (L) in the House of Representatives in Washington, U.S., on February 28, 2017 and FBI Director James Comey in Washington U.S. on July Credit: GARY CAMERON/REUTERS