Denials have been debunked, Trump has contradicted aides and sometimes his team has completely flipped its position. Here are the most consequential examples

Now Because of the Russia investigation.

Days later, Trump contradicted the official story. In a now-infamous interview, he told NBC News: “Regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey knowing there was no good time to do it. And in fact, when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said, you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story. It’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should’ve won.”

About a year later, Giuliani similarly linked Comey’s firing to Russia. He said Comey was dismissed after refusing to assure Trump that he wasn’t a target of the Russia investigation.

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