Washington, May 31 (PTI) US President Donald Trump on today said he did not fire former FBI Director James Comey because of the Russian investigations. Also Read - SVPUAT Recruitment 2021: Apply for 21 Professor, Associate Professor and Other Posts at svbpmeerut.ac.in

In May 2017, the US President had abruptly removed the 56-year-old Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), who was overseeing a criminal probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election that was won by the real estate mogul. Also Read - Instagram Influencer Poses Naked on An Endangered Sumatran Elephant in Bali, Triggers Outrage | Watch

“Not that it matters but I never fired James Comey because of Russia! Trump said in a tweet. Also Read - 'Another Phase of Greatest Witch Hunt', Says Donald Trump After US Senate Acquits Him in Historic Impeachment Trial

He has denied that reason and instead blamed the media for running that narrative.

The Corrupt Mainstream Media loves to keep pushing that narrative, but they know it is not true! Trump said in his tweet to his more than 52 million followers.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.