Former Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook on Comey Firing: ‘Looking Like Watergate’
On Friday, Hillary Clinton‘s 2016 presidential campaign manager, Robby Mook, likened the ongoing controversy over President Donald Trump‘s firing of FBI Director James Comey to the scandal that brought down former President Richard Nixon.
“I think the real issue is the longer this goes on, the more and more this is looking like Watergate,” Mook said on MSNBC Live. “I don’t say that lightly.”
He continued, “You have a president who probably did something wrong. You had an investigation that was closing in on him and his associates. And everything we’re hearing — all the reporting — is pointing to the fact that Director Comey’s investigation was getting too close; and the President wanted to disrupt that.”
He said that it really comes down to Congress to act here, concluding, “The investigation needs to go independent. Congress can make that happen today if they want; and they need to take action.”
Mook also sent out these Watergate-related tweets this week:
You know what's similar to Watergate? A paranoid president taping conversations in the Oval Office.
— Robby Mook (@RobbyMook) May 12, 2017
Earlier in the segment, anchor Katy Tur raised one of the President’s many Tweets on Friday with Mook and wondered, “How do you think Republicans would react had you been in that position saying those things, if Hillary Clinton was president?”
The former campaign manager replied, “Well, obviously, they would have been lighting the world on fire — that an impeachment had to be imminent.”
Back in January, before Trump took office, Mook had said on MSNBC that “there is very good reason to believe that Hillary Clinton was singled out” by the FBI.
You can watch Mook’s “Watergate” remarks above, via MSNBC.
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