CNN published a report on Tuesday that former adviser Roger Stone recommended firing FBI Director James Comey.
Trump tweeted out this morning that the CNN headline was just more “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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2017
Roger Stone told Steve he never claimed to talk to Trump about Comey’s firing. Stone then added, “Comey was becoming a “little J. Edgar Hoover” and “had to go.”
Stone also tweeted out that he was not the source of the CNN report nor did he urge President Trump to fire Comey.
I am not the source of Politico/ CNN stories claiming I urged @realDonaldTrump 2 fire Comey. Never made such claim. I support decision 100%
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) May 10, 2017