'Oh for Pete’s sake': Even Fox News' Brit Hume is exasperated by Trump's latest lie about Russia probe
Fox News Senior Political Analyst Brit Hume (screen grab)

Fox News' Brit Hume has typically been a defender of President Donald Trump.


However, after Trump tweeted on Thursday that his decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey had nothing to do with the agency's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, even Hume grew fed up.

"Oh for Pete’s sake," Hume wrote in response to Trump's tweet. "POTUS told NBC the firing was about the Russia probe."

When asked last year by NBC's Lester Holt about his decision to fire Comey, Trump told him that "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.'"

Additionally, Trump reportedly told Russian officials the day after he fired Comey that he "faced great pressure because of Russia" and "that's taken off" since Comey's firing.