James Comey on His Firing: ‘I Thought That’s Potentially Obstruction of Justice’
In an interview that will air in full on Wednesday night on NBC’s Nightly News, former FBI Director James Comey spoke out for the first time since the completion of the Mueller report.
During this interview, he talked about his firing and his thoughts on obstruction of justice.
In the preview clip, Host Lester Holt talked started off by asking Comey his thoughts, especially given the timing of this firing.
“Then there was your firing. May 3 2017, you go before the Senate Judiciary Committee… you decline to answer questions about specifically about evidence of collusion at that point. A few days later you’re fired,” Holt said.
He continued on: “A few days after that I sit down with President Trump and he says when I decided to just do it — talking about firing you — I said to myself I said this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story, what did you think when you heard — think when you heard that?”
Comey replied: “I thought that’s potentially obstruction of justice and I hope someone is going to look at that.”
He added that what it appears the president is saying, “I got rid of this guy to shut down an investigation that threatened me.”
Watch above, via MSNBC
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