Double trouble for Trump | The minute

Got a minute? Trump on first international trip when dual bombshells drop in Russia investigation … NYT reports Trump thought firing “crazy” Comey would ease pressure … WaPo reports inquiry leads to White House … Sad Weiner pleads guilty … and everything else in today’s politics. By Jamiles Lartey

10.47pm BST

The NYT lays it out: “Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the FBI director, James B Comey, had relieved ‘great pressure’ on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting.”

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10.42pm BST

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

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