Report: Trump Told Russians He Fired ‘Nut Job’ Comey Because Of Investigation

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (left) next to Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak at the White House in Washington on May 10.

The president reportedly trashed the former FBI director the day after his firing, saying he hoped his dismissal would ease the growing investigation into his associates’ ties with Russia.

(Image credit: Russian Foreign Ministry Photo/AP)