Jay Sekulow, a member of President Trump‘s legal team, weighed in on the recent news that then-FBI Director James Comey drafted his statement that exonerated Hillary Clinton months before his July 2016 press conference that officially concluded the investigation.
“The whole investigation evidently was just a fraud on the American people,” Sekulow began. “You’ve got James Comey now with emails going back and forth where he’s drafting three months before they interview 16 key witnesses, including the supposed target of the investigation- exoneration!”
He didn’t hold back his criticisms of Comey.
“James Comey had the nerve to testify under oath that he had to come forward last July to make his statement because the whole process where Loretta Lynch met with President Clinton on the tarmac in Phoenix cast doubt on the scope and nature of the investigation and the integrity of the Department of Justice and the FBI,” he continued. “Evidently, he had already made up his mind three months before the investigation really got underway. So this whole thing was a fraud on the American people.”
Kimberly Guilfoyle, who was filling in for Sean Hannity, called it “outrageous” and “unconscionable.”
“The investigation was already predetermined- the outcome. So that’s why people are outraged,” she said.
Former Bush press secretary and Fox News contributor Ari Fleischer told Guilfoyle that he has “tremendous respect” for the FBI, but this story has “shaken [his] belief in the integrity of the institution” under Comey.
“If this is true, then that investigation, the most high-profile, important thing that the FBI is doing, was a sham,” he elaborated.
Fleischer added that the only excuse for Comey to draft an exoneration letter this soon would be if he also drafted a statement if he were bringing criminal charges, but he noted that the investigators “would have found that documentation as well.”
Sekulow asked Guilfoyle, “Who in the world would draft a document… three months before witness interviews are complete including the subject and target of the investigation?”
“This goes to the heart of a false statement that was made by James Comey when he went and made that whole statement in front of national TV where he lists off the charges of guilt and then says ‘Nevertheless, no prosecutor would charge it,'” Sekulow elaborated. “James Comey took over the role of the attorney general of the United States where she didn’t bother to recuse herself after she had the meeting, but it should have been the Department of Justice making this decision, not James Comey. And the fact that he got away with that is inexcusable.”
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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