President Donald Trump sat for an interview Monday with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo. In one exchange, Trump offered some thoughts about FBI Director James Comey and his investigation into his 2016 presidential rival, Hillary Clinton.
“When Jim Comey came out, he saved Hillary Clinton. He saved her life,” said Trump referring to Comey’s dramatic 2016 press conference in which he revealed he would not pursue charges against Clinton. “When he was reading those charges, she was guilty of every charge, and then he said she was essentially ok.”
Trump, nevertheless, expressed confidence in Comey, saying of his continued tenure at the FBI, “It’s going to be interesting.”
The exchange came about after Bartiromo suggested that Trump had not fired enough Obama-era political appointments. “Why are so many Obama-era staffers still here?” she asked, suggesting that it might have been a smarter move to fire Comey when Trump took office.
In addition to the Clinton emails, Comey revealed — after the election — that he was also investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. “I have confidence in him,” said Trump.
Trump also reveled in news that Susan Rice has unmasked names in his campaign, despite evidence that the Obama-era National Security Adviser’s actions were routine.
“Does anybody really believe that,” said Trump. “What they did is horrible.”
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