Comey Second-Guesses Mueller: I’m Surprised He Didn’t Subpoena Trump or Rule on Obstruction


James Comey has lingering questions about special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation.

Appearing on the NBC Nightly News Wednesday, the former FBI Director was asked by Lester Holt if it surprises him that Mueller punted on the question of whether or not President Donald Trump obstructed justice.

“It does,” Comey said. “The purpose of a special counsel is to make sure that the politicals — in this case the attorney general — doesn’t make the ultimate call on whether the subject of the investigation, the President of the United States, should be held criminally liable for activities that were under investigation. And so the idea that a special counsel wouldn’t reach the question, and hand it to the political leadership, doesn’t make sense. I’m not prejudging it, I’m just saying it doesn’t make sense on its face. And so I have a lot of questions.”

Another move that perplexed Comey? Not subpoenaing the President.

“Do you ask yourself why Mueller did not subpoena President Trump?” Holt said.

“Yes, I do,” Comey replied. “And I don’t know the answer to that.”

Watch above, via NBC News.

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