Benjamin Wittes the friend of the former FBI Director James Comey was asked just how far he felt Trump would go.
The question was asked by US Attorney Preet Bharara on his podcast “Stay Tuned with Preet.” When asked how far did he think the President would push the legal boundaries his response was, “I’m hesitant to answer that question because it involves looking into his soul,” Wittes said.
Bharara pressed Wittes:
Wittes responded: “Well, first of all, I question whether he has one. But that’s a question that I’m not in a position really to have an answer to.”
“I will say this, if you look at areas where he is genuinely unconstrained, his behavior is pretty consistently awful.”
If you want to understand how he would behave in the absence of legal restraint as president, looking at how he behaves in the absence of legal restraint in other areas of his life when he doesn’t fear consequences is not a terrible way to start answering the question,” Wittes said.
Wittes, who describes himself as a confidant of Comey, has spoken out about the former FBI chief’s interactions with Trump in the wake of Comey’s firing in May. He has also called for Trump to be impeached, arguing that the real estate mogul has abused the powers of the presidency and has failed to provide clear moral leadership in office.
Bharara is also no fan of the President considering after refusing to resign from the Administration he was fired.