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CNN's Anderson Cooper Blasts Trump's Ridiculous Attempt to Rewrite the History of Comey's Firing

Trump presented "a totally different version of events from what the president has previously said."

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President Donald Trump tried to completely rewrite history Wednesday morning, and CNN's Anderson Cooper is not happy about it.

In the opening segment of "Anderson Cooper 360" Wednesday night, the host explained how Trump has completely contradicted his own account of why he fired former FBI Director James Comey, the action that led to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller.

Wednesday morning, Trump tweeted:

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As Cooper points out, this claim contradicts the president's May 11, 2017 interview with Lester Holt, when he said he was thinking about the Russia investigation when he fired Comey. The White House had previously tried to claim that Trump had fired Comey, on the Justice Department's recommendation, because the FBI director had been unfair to Hillary Clinton during the email investigation.

But the New York Times subsequently reported that, in a private Oval Office meeting with Russian diplomats, that firing Comey lifted the burden of the Russia investigation off his back.

Watch the clip below:

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Cody Fenwick is a reporter and editor. Follow him on Twitter @codytfenwick.