Former FBI Direct James Comey is terrified that President Donald Trump and his Department of Justice are going to discover his secrets.
The Federalist Papers reports:
And now he is in a panic over it and warning the president that he should not investigate him or the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
President Trump told the press that if “you look at the origin of the investigation, where it started, how it started, who started it,” and “how high up in the White House” the trail went they would “all get Pulitzer Prizes.”
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) April 2, 2019
He said that “this has been a very bad thing for the United States, it’s been a total waste of time,” referring to the Mueller report.
“But what hasn’t been a waste of time is, some very bad people started something that should have never been started,” President Trump said.
“People did things that were very, very bad for our country and very, very illegal,” he said. “And you could even say treasonous.”
In an interview with CNN Comey was asked if he was afraid of what the president said and a similar call for investigation by Sen. Lindsey Graham.
“’I don’t fear it personally. I fear it as a citizen, right? Investigate what? Investigate that investigations were conducted? What would be the crime you’d be investigating?” he said.
Investigate what? How about how the FBI and the Department of Justice was weaponized against a presidential candidate and his campaign?
“So it’s a terrible cycle to start. He’s already started it with calling for the locking up of his political opponents, including people like me and so it would just be more of that dangerous step and would I hope, though they’ll continue to disappoint me, the Republicans would finally stand up and say we don’t that kind of thing,” he said.
“That’s not a role for government to play,” he said in response to the interviewer asking him if the FBI should have censored the “lock her up” chants directed at Hillary Clinton.
“The beauty of this country is people can say what they want even if it’s misleading and it’s demagoguery,” he said.
‘The people should have shut it down were Republicans who understand the rule of law and the values that they claim to stand for. Shame on them, but it wasn’t a role for government to play,’ he said.
When @HeatherChilders asked me what the repercussions should be for Brennan, Clapper, Comey, and McCabe’s abuse of the surveillance state and law enforcement, I had a one, four-letter-word response: Jail. #MAGA #TCOT pic.twitter.com/5Zs1AXUwBV
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) April 2, 2019
I don’t fear it personally. I fear it as a citizen,” JAMES COMEY said. “Right? Investigate what? Investigate that investigations were conducted? What would be the crime you’d be investigating? So it’s a terrible cycle to start.”
— ELISA NEZELLO (@elisanezelloET1) April 2, 2019
Oh Brother, give us a break. You had to investigate? You mean you had to cover up the illegal surveillance of Trump initiated by Obama. And the piety! If anyone was burning down insitutions it was you big buddy. Orange becomes you. #comey
— spikemulligan (@spikemulligan1) April 2, 2019
From Federalist Papers