We used to have a better class of criminal...they didn't brag about their crime.
-conservative columnist David Brooks on NPR - minutes ago
I caught that interview on the way home tonight. They also discussed the "nut job" quote.
Apparently the WH is not denying this story as fake news since transcripts exist. The leaks are coming from his own staff. “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.”
Mr. Trump added, “I’m not under investigation.”
The conversation, during a May 10 meeting — the day after he fired Mr. Comey — reinforces the notion that Mr. Trump dismissed him primarily because of the bureau’s investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives. Mr. Trump said as much in one televised interview, but the White House has offered changing justifications for the firing.
The White House document that contained Mr. Trump’s comments was based on notes taken from inside the Oval Office and has been circulated as the official account of the meeting. One official read quotations to The Times, and a second official confirmed the broad outlines of the discussion. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/us/politics/trump-russia-comey.html