The Times reports
that an official transcript of the meeting between [President] Trump and Lavrov includes Trump calling [former FBI director James B.] Comey a “nut job” and, more significantly, that he “faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off,” thanks to the Comey firing. (The White House didn’t deny that report; one official claimed that Trump was simply trying to establish a better bargaining position.)
The Post followed up with a scoop of our own
: The federal investigation into Russia included a focus on a senior White House official. In other words, someone working closely with Trump at the moment is currently under scrutiny.
Over at McClatchy, there was news
that [Deputy Attorney General Rod J.] Rosenstein informed members of Congress that the investigation into Russian meddling now included an assessment of whether there had been a coverup.