2. WATCH: Bannon says firing of Comey was the biggest mistake in modern political history. Also, he refuses to answer if Kushner was for it. pic.twitter.com/d0zcZgowd1
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) September 11, 2017
During an un-aired segment of his 60 Minutes interview, Steve Bannon suggested that President Trump‘s firing of James Comey was a significant political blunder.
Charlie Rose asked Bannon about whether he was in favor of Trump’s decision to dismiss the former FBI director back in May. Bannon refused to answer the question, though Rose continued to press him on this topic, and whether Jared Kushner was the one who pushed for Comey’s removal.
In time, Rose asked the Breitbart chief if he agreed that the Trump Administration wouldn’t be facing a special counsel investigation if Comey wasn’t fired. Bannon said he agreed with that perspective, and that Robert Mueller shouldn’t be fired from his position as Special Counsel chief.
Eventually, Rose asked Bannon to comment on reports saying he described the firing as the “biggest mistake in political history.”
“That probably would be too bombastic, even for me,” answered Bannon, “but maybe modern political history.”
Watch above, via CBS.
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