Spicer: Comey created unnecessary pressure

Politics 5/19/2017, 10:05 PM
Spicer: Comey created unnecessary pressure

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told CNBC on Friday that United States President Donald Trump's comments to Russian officials about the dismissal of FBI chief James Comey referred to the creation of "unnecessary pressure" on the country’s ability to "engage and negotiate with Russia" by "grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia’s actions." The New York Times reported earlier that President Trump allegedly said Comey's firing took "pressure off."  

The press secretary noted that President Trump had always attached importance to "making deals with Russia", as it affects the situation in Syria, Ukraine, the fight against ISIS and other vital issues.

He dismissed the speculations that the recent sacking of the FBI chief would affect the probe, drawing attention to the much bigger issue of jeopardizing national security through leaks of classified talks.

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