Tillerson: Trump told Russians about Comey to show he won’t be, ‘distracted by those things here’


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, with this statement to Fox News about the James Comey firing, confirms that Donald Trump was obstructing justice. Their only goals here are to make this investigation go away and have their relationship with Vladimir Putin.

‘Those things here’ meaning, James Comey’s investigation.

What Donald Trump confirmed to the Russians is obstruction of justice.

It’s clear and we have to use that term any time we can. 

“I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job. I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off,” Trump reportedly said

Tillerson: Trump told Russians about Comey to show he won't be "distracted by those things here at home" https://t.co/BkApb4tCji pic.twitter.com/ttPmH5yMhC

— The Hill (@thehill) May 21, 2017


Dear Secretary of State Tillerson: There is no "Russian relations exception" to Obstruction of Justice, A CRIME UNDER US LAW. #SundayMorning https://t.co/zBjbvCGn2o

— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) May 21, 2017


Dear Mr. Tillerson: Did you help or are you helping @POTUS obstruct justice? Your remarks are deeply troubling. You should consult a lawyer. https://t.co/zBjbvCGn2o

— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) May 21, 2017


Tillerson was in same Russian meeting where Trump admitted to Obstruction of Justice. Did he egg him on? Did he conspire w/ Trump? https://t.co/mRqbqk4wzU

— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) May 21, 2017



Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that President Trump discussed the firing for former FBI Director James Comey with top Russian diplomats because he wanted to show them he is not distracted by events in Washington.

“So I think the point he was making is, ‘I’m not going to be distracted by those things here at home or let them get in the way of important work of engaging Russia to see what can be done to improve this relationship,’” Tillerson told host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”

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