Trump Fires Back at Comey: How Will He Explain ‘Lies’ and ‘Deceit’ to His Grandchildren?
President Trump swung back at James Comey on Wednesday after the former FBI director slammed him for his evidence-free accusations about the “criminal deep state” and his campaign being spied on by the FBI in 2016.
As Trump flings his “SpyGate” allegations left and right, Comey got on Twitter yesterday to condemn attacks on the FBI while lamenting that the country is “led by those who will lie about anything, backed by those who will believe anything.” Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade asked Trump about this, noting Comey’s tweet asking, “How will Republicans explain this to their grandchildren?” Trump fired back in kind, and said that firing Comey was a “great service” to the country.
“How is he going to explain to his grandchildren all of the lies, the deceit, all of the problems he has caused for this country? I think of the things that I’ve done for the country, the firing of James Comey is going to go down as a very good thing. The FBI is great. I know so many people in the FBI. The FBI is a fantastic institution, but some of the people at the top were rotten apples. James Comey was one of them. I’ve done a great service for this country by getting rid of him, by firing him.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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