McMaster Can’t Remember If Trump Called Comey A ‘Nut Job’ In Meeting With Russians

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said Sunday he doesn?t really remember what President Donald Trump said in a meeting with Russian officials earlier this month.

McMaster was in the infamous Oval Office meeting with the president and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak. But when pressed on if Trump called former FBI Director James Comey a ?nut job? in that meeting and bragged about firing him, McMaster couldn?t remember.

?Well I don?t remember exactly what the president said,? he told ABC?s ?This Week.? ?But the gist of the conversation was that the president feels as if he is hamstrung in his ability to work with Russia to find areas of cooperation because this has been obviously so much in the news,? he said. ?And that was the intention of that portion of that conversation.?

Notes provided to The New York Times on Friday by an administration official, said Trump told the Russians that he felt ?great pressure because of Russia.? ?

?That?s taken off,? Trump reportedly said, referring to his firing of Comey.

McMaster defended the president, saying notes on the conversation should not have been leaked at all.

?I?m really concerned about these kind of leaks because it undermines everybody?s trust in that kind of an environment where you can have frank, candid and oftentimes unconventional conversations to try to protect American interests and secure the American people,? McMaster said.

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Bill Maher Blames Superheroes For Election Of ‘Orange Sphincter’ Donald Trump

Bill Maher partially blamed fictional superheroes for President Donald Trump?s 2016 election win on Friday.

After reeling off a long list of recent TV shows and movies featuring superhuman characters, the ?Real Time? host said the abundance had led to a common mindset that ?we are not masters of our own destiny.?

People were now sitting back and waiting for ??Star Lord? and a fucking raccoon to sweep in and save our sorry asses,? he told his audience.

?And that?s how we got our latest superhero, ?Orange Sphincter,?? Maher quipped, before imagining what his superpowers would be.

Check out the full segment above.

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