Trump: CNN report that Roger Stone recommended firing Comey ‘fake news’

Trump: CNN report that Roger Stone recommended firing Comey ‘fake news’
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President Trump on Wednesday attacked CNN for reporting that former adviser Roger Stone recommended firing FBI Director James Comey, calling the report “fake news.”

“The Roger Stone report on @CNN is false — Fake News. Have not spoken to Roger in a long time — had nothing to do with my decision,” Trump tweeted.

CNN’s Gloria Borger reported Wednesday morning that Stone was among those who recommended Trump fire Comey.

Stone is among the Trump associates being scrutinized by the FBI as part of its investigation into Russian election interference and links between members of Trump's campaign and Moscow.

Politico reported that Stone’s friends have said Stone encouraged Trump to fire Comey in recent weeks. 

Trump on Tuesday fired Comey, who had been leading the FBI’s probe into links between the president's aides and Russia.