President Trump told the Wall Street Journal that he believes he should receive credit for firing former FBI Director James Comey because “many things have been found out about Comey” since he was relieved of his duties.
During an interview covering a myriad of subjects, Trump told the Wall Street Journal Comey “has proven to be a leaker and a liar.”
“If anything, I should get credit for firing him because it turned out I was right,” the President said.
Trump also denied any foul play when it came to the firing of Comey.
“There was no obstruction. Of course there was no obstruction. But there was no crime. So now they’re saying, could there be — now, I haven’t even heard that they’re looking at obstruct — I don’t know that they’re looking at obstruction. But how can you — I’m sorry, this is the most open dialogue ever, I’ve given everything, number one. That’s not obstruction.”
“The other thing is, everybody wanted Comey fired,” Trump continued, according to the Journal.
via CNN politics