President Donald Trump drafted a letter to fired FBI Director James Comey outlining why he was getting the boot — indicating his refusal to say publicly that Trump wasn’t a target in the agency’s Russia probe was “hampering the country,” The Wall Street Journal reported.
Quoting an unnamed Trump administration official, the Journal reported Trump worked on the drafted letter, which was never sent, at the president’s golf club in Bedminster, N.J., in early May.
One unnamed Trump administration official told the Journal that Trump wanted this message sent: “You’ve told me three times I’m not under investigation but you won’t tell the world, and it’s hampering the country.”
The president wrote the four-page letter with the help of senior White House aide Stephen Miller, the Journal reported.
“It was the president’s ideas. Miller was the scrivener,” the unnamed official told the Journal.
Trump shared the draft with various White