President Donald Trump fired back at former FBI director James Comey who discussed Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report at a CNN town hall moderated by Anderson Cooper on Thursday, The DailyMail reported.
“James Comey is a disgrace to the FBI & will go down as the worst Director in its long and once proud history,” Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday night.
“He brought the FBI down, almost all Republicans & Democrats thought he should be FIRED, but the FBI will regain greatness because of the great men & women who work there!”
James Comey is a disgrace to the FBI & will go down as the worst Director in its long and once proud history. He brought the FBI down, almost all Republicans & Democrats thought he should be FIRED, but the FBI will regain greatness because of the great men & women who work there!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2019
Comey was clear that he and the president had always had major differences, even before his firing, and the former director went so far as to describe the president as a “chronic liar” who displayed a ‘corrupt intent to interfere’ with the Russia investigation two years to the day since the president fired Comey.
Comey was quested as to whether he thought that obstruction charges should be brought against Trump when he leaves the White House, to which he replied: “I think the justice department will have to take a serious look at that.
“Whether it’s a wise thing to do to a former president, I don’t know. That’s a harder question, a much bigger question than the facts of the case.”
Cooper pressed: “But you think the evidence is there to prosecute?”
“Sure looks like it’s there with respect to at least a couple of those episodes of obstruction,” Comey replied.
He continued: “There is a whole lot of facts laid out in Bob Mueller’s report that raise serious questions about whether there is a chargeable case for obstruction and witness tampering against this president.”
However, a different opinion was suggested in an Op-Ed which was published by The Hill written by Kevin R. Brock, who served as the former assistant director of intelligence for the FBI, was an FBI special agent for 24 years
Brock suggested that former FBI Director James Comey could be feeling significant heat due to Attorney General William Barr.
“James Comey is right to be apprehensive,” Brock wrote. “He himself ate away at the soul of the FBI, not in small bites but in dangerously large ones. It was a dinner for one, though: His actions are not indicative of the real FBI. The attorney general’s comprehensive examination is welcome and, if done honestly and dispassionately, it will protect future presidential candidates of both parties and redeem the valuable soul of the FBI.”