In case you thought things couldn't possibly get any crazier with the Trump administration this week, prepare yourself, because you were wrong.
According to a report published by the New York Times on Friday, Trump apparently said some pretty shady things while meeting with Russian officials on May 10, the day after he fired FBI Director James Comey.
"I just fired the head of the FBI," POTUS reportedly told the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in the Oval Office. "He was crazy, a real nut job. I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.” He later added, "I’m not under investigation."
The Times reports that the account of the meeting came from a White House document that was based on notes taken during the meeting. The quote is pretty damning considering that before he was fired, Comey was leading the investigation into the Trump team's ties to Russia during the 2016 election. Not to mention that the meeting was already controversial, as Trump disclosed confidential information from top U.S. ally Israel during it.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer isn't exactly denying Trump's quote from the meeting either. In a statement, he said, "By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia’s actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia," he said. "The investigation would have always continued, and obviously, the termination of Comey would not have ended it."
Meanwhile, it was later announced that Comey has agreed to testify publicly sometime after Memorial Day in front of a Senate panel about the Russia investigation, and consequently, whether his firing was potentially a result of the investigation. Hopefully, this means we'll soon have the answers to some very important questions about what's going on in the White House.