Trump: Firing FBI Chief 'eased Pressure'

US President Donald Trump told Russian officials that firing FBI director James Comey eased "great pressure" on him, US media report.

The New York Times, citing a document summarising last week's meeting, says he called Mr Comey a "real nut job".

Mr Comey had been running an inquiry into possible collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's election campaign.

The ex-FBI chief has agreed to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee about the investigation.

The latest report was published just as Mr Trump took off on a flight to the Middle East for the first leg of his first foreign tour as president.

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