Putin on Comey: “We have nothing to do with that.”

CBS News

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the firing of former FBI Director James Comey will have “no effect” on U.S.-Russia relations, reacting for the first time to President Trump’s dramatic ouster of the man leading the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign.

Putin spoke with CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer shortly before taking to the ice at a hockey game in Sochi. Palmer asked the Russian leader how Comey’s firing would impact already frosty relations between the two nations.

“There will be no effect,” Putin said, with press aide Dmitry Peskov translating. “Your question looks very funny for me. Don’t be angry with me. We have nothing to do with that.”

“President Trump is acting in accordance with his competence, in accordance with his law and Constitution,” Putin said. “What about us? Why we?”

He then invited Palmer to join him on the rink.

“You see, I am going to play hockey with the hockey fans. And I invite you to do the same,” Putin said.

Putin’s comments came shortly before Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Mr. Trump at the White House. The Russian Foreign Ministry tweeted a photo showing Ambassador Sergei Kislyak present as well.

After the meeting with Lavrov, Mr. Trump ushered reporters into the Oval Office, where he was unexpectedly seated across from former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

“He was not doing a good job,” Mr. Trump said of Comey when asked why he fired him. “Very simply, he was not doing a good job.”

Mr. Trump’s firing of Comey sent shock waves through Washington when news of the decision broke Tuesday evening. In a letter addressed to the FBI director, Mr. Trump wrote that Comey was terminated “effective immediately.”

In a memo outlining the rationale for Comey’s dismissal, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein faulted Comey for his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

Congressional Democrats, however, immediately claimed Mr. Trump’s firing of Comey was meant to blunt the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign. They immediately reiterated calls for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate connections between Russian operatives and the Trump campaign.

The left’s insanity once again on display. As if anybody could control Donald Trump.

On the one hand the left portrays Trump as an out of control, deranged madman, while on the other hand he’s seen as diabolically carrying out Putin’s orders to destroy America.

What’s it called? Trump derangement syndrome?

8 thoughts on “Putin on Comey: “We have nothing to do with that.”

  1. Well, Putin certainly gave Palmer the COLD-shoulder. 🙂

    Creepy old Kissinger in the news again, sitting across from Trump, ugh!

    And lol at the Putin/Trump gif. Hahaha. Is there one of Bibi doing the same?


    From Urban Dictionary:

    “Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is a satirical psychological diagnosis used to explain the hysterical reaction and belligerent behavior of people, directed towards anything related to President Donald Trump, as pertaining to his presidency. It isn’t intended to be a logical argument, rather a jab at another individual’s excessive emotional reactions as well as aggressive physical displays.”

  2. Comment seen at GatewayPundit that Dems/Repubs were all scared to death of Comey… (why? It could only be so if he had dirt on them, or he could create some “fake dirt” on them):

    “On his May 9, 2017 Fox News show, Tucker Carlson said former FBI Director Comey had elected officials on both sides of aisle too frightened to challenge him publicly.

    “Just how powerful was James Comey? Let’s put it this way: he was feared in a way that no appointed bureaucrat should ever be feared in a free society. Time and again elected lawmakers on both sides came on this show and expressed worry and concern about his behavior but they did so only during commercial breaks with the cameras off. Why? Because they were terrified at the prospect of criticizing him in public.

    “They certainly don’t have that fear of the sitting president of the United States, and that tells you everything you need to know about Jim Comey.”

      • Haha, he surely did miscalculate. And I forgot about Hoover having endless dossiers on everyone.

        A tweet from yesterday that makes a similar point:

        Matt Couch‏ @RealMattCouch
        Listen really carefully Liberals.. you don’t fire someone who has dirt on you in Politics. This is proof Comey had nothing on Trump.

  3. Putin is fit for a man in his 60s. How many world leaders of his age could play ice hockey?
    US leaders and (((NeoCons))) are more the armchair hero types. I mean the comfy armchair such as the Laz-E-Boy.

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