Russian President Vladimir Putin
told CBS former FBI Director James Comey’s banishment will have
“no effect” on US-Russia relations, in a weird rink-side
pronounce on Wednesday.
Putin, dressed in full hockey gear, told CBS match Eliza
Palmer by his translator and orator Dmitry Peskov that
her questions “look very humorous to me.”
“Don’t be angry with me,” Putin continued, with Russian pop
music grating in the background. “We have zero to do with
President Donald Trump
abruptly fired Comey on Tuesday evening. The
pierce dumbfounded FBI employees and some Trump administration
officials who were left out of the loop, and both
Republicans criticized the timing of Comey’s firing
given the FBI’s review into Russian meddling in the
Putin pronounced that Trump is behaving in “accordance with his law and
the Constitution.” Putin finished the pronounce with a friendly
invitation for Palmer to play hockey with him.
“You see we am going to play hockey with the hockey players? And I
entice you to do the same,” Putin said.
fired Comey around a letter delivered to FBI headquarters, as
giving a pronounce to FBI employees in Los Angeles. Trump attached
letters from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Deputy Attorney
General Rod Rosenstein recommending Comey be
his doing of the review into Hillary Clinton’s private
asked the Justice Department for some-more resources for the probe
into Russia’s impasse with the Trump campaign days before he
Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
and Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak at the White
House on Wednesday, one day after Comey’s ouster. Lavrov
seemed to ridicule reporters during a assembly with
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when they asked if Comey’s
banishment would impact family between the US and Russia.
“Was he fired?” Lavrov pronounced in pretentious shock. “You are
teasing — you are kidding.” Both Lavrov and Tillerson declined to
respond to any serve questions.
told reporters following the assembly that Comey was fired
since he wasn’t “doing a good job.”
Kislyak is a pivotal figure in the Russia probe, as previously
undisclosed conversations he had with former inhabitant security
adviser Michael Flynn led to Flynn’s banishment reduction than a
month into his tenure.
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