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NBC Nightly News tonight released another part of Lester Holt‘s interview with President Donald Trump, in which the president talks about James Comey‘s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
The president said that “what Comey did had good moments for me as a candidate,” but went on to clarify, “I’m only talking as a candidate I’m not saying as President where I want to do what is right for the country necessarily, I’m talking purely as a candidate for me to get votes.”
And then he had this to say about how Comey handled the Clinton investigation:
“When he came out with the scathing set of circumstances––the server, the illegal server, the e-mails, 33,000 e-mails that you get subpoenaed and then you don’t show and you erase those, you delete them, you get rid of them, you acid wash them. When he did all of that stuff, it was disgraceful when he’s covering everything point after point. I was with lawyers watching that… I happen to have lawyers, unrelated lawyers and they would say wow, she’s guilty here, guilty. Guilty. Guilty. Then he gets to the end and he says she’s free as a bird.”
He concluded that Comey had “a lot of pressure put on and exonerated her. He should have never exonerated her.”
In his interview with Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro today, Trump said multiple times that Comey gave Clinton “a free pass.”
Watch above, via NBC News.
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