President Trump took to Twitter to shoot down a report by CNN’s Gloria Borger claiming that Roger Stone recommended the firing of now-former FBI Director James Comey.
Borger cited “a source familiar with the conversation” and reported that “Stone was among those who recommended President Trump fire Comey,” but the president claims his decision has nothing to do with Stone.
Borger also reported that Stone spoke to Trump “after Comey appeared at a hearing last week on Capitol Hill,” citing the same source.
This is newsworthy because Stone is being probed by the FBI as part of its Russia investigation, that Comey was leading until he got fired. Stone, a longtime friend to Trump, has been mixed up in political controversies since Watergate and has been tied Russia, although he denies any improper contacts with Russian officials.
Originally published by The Wrap.
Director Comey deserved to be fired. And the Democrats know that there is absolutely nothing to the Russia campaign collusion, but they just keep pushing it and pushing it. And President Trump clearly said that he fired Comey on advice of his AG and DAG. And it seems that most at the FBI are pleased with the decision to turf Comey. If his own people are happy, that sends a clear message! I’m just a little surprised it took so long!
The media cannot write and tell the story anymore, their English is horrendous and they cannot convey their thoughts in a concise manner. Real journalism is DEAD
I’m a big supporter of Trump, however, shouldn’t you be more clear in this story? Borger says Stone recommended to Trump that he fire Comey and Stone spoke to Trump after the hearing. Trump only denies in your article that the “decision” had nothing to do with Comey, not that he did not speak with him. So Borger, unless there is more information your not sharing, may be correct in her reporting that he did speak to Trump and recommend the firing. I just don’t see the disastrous lie. Again, unless there is more to this.