In a new video, Former President Donald Trump spoke about why he sacked former FBI Director James Comey.
“Don’t forget, I fired Comey,” Trump bragged during an interview.”Had I not fired Comey, you might not be talking to me right now about a beautiful book about four years in the White House, and we’ll see about the future. If I didn’t fire Comey, they were looking to take down the president of the United States… I don’t think I could’ve survived if I didn’t fire him.“
Trump added: “I was going to say before, if I didn’t fire Comey, they were looking to take down the President of the United States. If I didn’t fire him, and some people said, ‘He made a mistake when he fired Comey.’ And now those same people said it was the most incredible instinctual moves that they’ve ever seen because I wouldn’t — I might be here with you, perhaps we’ll be talking about something else. But I don’t think I could have survived if I didn’t fire him, because it was like a hornet’s nest.”
James Comey Fired
In May 2017, Trump fired the director of the F.B.I., James B. Comey, abruptly terminating the top official leading a criminal investigation into whether Mr. Trump’s advisers colluded with the Russian government to steer the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. New York Times reported.
Mr. Trump explained the firing by citing Mr. Comey’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, even though the president was widely seen to have benefited politically from that inquiry and had once praised Mr. Comey for his “guts” in his pursuit of Mrs. Clinton during the campaign.
But in his letter to Mr. Comey, released to reporters by the White House, the president betrayed his focus on the continuing inquiry into Russia and his aides.