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Trump tells NBC he planned to fire Comey
00:57 - Source: CNN

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Trump fired Comey on Tuesday

He gave NBC an interview on Thursday

Washington CNN  — 

The White House can’t get its story straight on why President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. On Friday morning, the President offered a possible explanation.

“As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with perfect accuracy!” he tweeted.

His tweet comes after a week of multiple contradictions by his top aides and advisers, including Vice President Mike Pence, who tried to explain how and why the President decided to sack Comey. On Thursday, Trump told NBC News he was going to fire Comey with or without Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s memo criticizing the director.

The Comey news came amid the FBI’s probe into Russia’s role in the 2016 election and any connections the Trump campaign had to the hackers.

“I was going to fire regardless of recommendation,” Trump told NBC. He added: “(Rosenstein) made a recommendation … He made a recommendation, but regardless of recommendation