James Comey initially thought that the news of his firing as Director of the FBI was a prank, according to The New York Times. But, of course, it was not. President Donald Trump tapped his longtime bodyguard Keith Schiller to hand-deliver the President’s termination letter to Comey.
Appearing Wednesday on The Situation Room, CNN counterterrorism analyst Philip Mudd — who previously served as deputy director of both the FBI and the CIA — blasted the President for his handling of Comey’s termination.
“The President acted in a cowardly fashion,” Mudd said. “He’s a coward.”
From there, Mudd launched into a fiery 30-second rant lauding Comey’s service and ripping Trump for not giving Comey the news personally on the phone:
“You have that much service, decades of service in government, for far less money than you could ever, ever get on the outside. People on both sides of the aisle might say Jim Come made mistake. They would all say he’s honorable. And the President can’t pick up the phone and say ‘Thank you for your service. Good bye.’ But he can shake the hands of someone who was involved in subverting an election?!”
“You’ve got to be kidding me,” Mudd said, in closing. “This is outrageous.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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