"I don't think that's going to happen", Comey said when he was asked on ABC's "The View" about the possibility. This assumption, Comey says, influenced his decision to send a letter to Congress in October, just before the election, in which he revealed that new emails had surfaced that "appear to be pertinent" to the FBI's closed investigation of Clinton's use of a private email server.
Mrs Clinton blames his decision to reopen the email probe 11 days before the 2016 election for her shock defeat. I'm not trying to pick on the guy. "So it doesn't make any sense to fire Director Mueller and bring the kind of storm that would bring".
On Friday, ahead of Comey's first television interview and media tour where he has criticized President Trump's conduct in office and likened his behavior to that of a mafia boss seeking loyalty, Reps.
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"I think most likely it goes on".
Comey agreed and said the president denied the whole situation.
James Comey delivered the goods for Stephen Colbert.
"You might", Comey said. "And excused everyone, including the vice president".
Comey has disparaged Trump as "morally unfit" to be president and said it is "not normal" for a U.S. president to call for an American citizen's jailing, as Trump said Comey should be in another tweet this week.
Listen to the interview here, via WOR. "It's the family, the family, the family, the family". He wakes up in the morning ...
I tried to ask Comey 'the most critical questions — George Stephanopoulos
"Well, it's hard to fire the FBI director, too", Colbert said.
"What happens if [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller gets fired", Colbert asked.
The Republicans accused Clinton of campaign finance violations related to the Steele dossier, and they accused Lynch of obstruction of justice in the "Uranium One" deal.
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Comey also reflected on the controversy over Hillary Clinton's personal email account.
"Because that would be a crazy thing to do".
"Because somebody will pick it up, and if that person gets fired the next person will pick it up, and so until the buildings are vacant, it wouldn't stop". If I'm shrugging, are the rest of the country shrugging?
"Okay, drink some more wine", Colbert said.
"It's Comey Day, everybody!"
Carlson said he generally agrees with holding the powerful "accountable for their misdeeds", but saw an inconsistency with how Comey handled those cases and the Marc Rich case.