James Comey shreds the idea that there is any chance that Hillary Clinton will be prosecuted.
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Former FBI director James Comey dropped a thermonuclear bomb on Trump’s “lock her up” side show.
Zero Chance Hillary Would Be Prosecuted
Comey took time to chat with reporters on Monday before participating in a town hall lecture in Sarasota, Florida, this Monday.
Comey spoke out against Trump during that impromptu press conference and told reporters that based on the evidence, there is zero chance Trump rival Hillary would be prosecuted.
“There is zero chance, zero chance, on the facts in the Hillary Clinton case, that she would be prosecuted,” Comey told reporters. “You are out of your mind if you don’t think the FBI wanted to make a case if we could. The facts weren’t there. Period. Full stop.”
Comey Has Bad First Impression Of Trump
Comey also spoke out about his first impression of Trump. “He is one of the worst listeners as a leader that I’ve ever seen, and all of us who have thought about leadership that’s deeply concerning, and that he doesn’t have an external framework,” Comey said.
Comey On Robert Mueller’s Russia Probe
He also talked about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Comey described that probe into election interference by Russia a “serious investigation.” However, he warned that it was important the people not hope for a “particular outcome.” Rather, Comey suggested that people should let whatever facts Mueller uncovers speak for themselves.
“I hope that people don’t hope for a particular outcome,” Comey stated. “We should all root only that the work be finished and that the facts be found. Whatever they are, they are.”
Comey Has Already Described Trump As A Liar And Unethical Leader
This isn’t the first time Comey has had harsh words for Trump and it, assuredly, won’t be the last.
Comey’s book “A HIGHER LOYALTY – Truth, Lies, and Leadership” was released mid-April, 2018. The book painted a devastating portrait of Trump as a man who lives in an alternative reality.
The Washington Post reported on the book’s release at the time.
In his memoir, Comey paints a devastating portrait of a president who built “a cocoon of alternative reality that he was busily wrapping around all of us.” Comey describes Trump as a congenital liar and unethical leader, devoid of human emotion and driven by personal ego.
The New York Times weighed in as well.
In his absorbing new book, “A Higher Loyalty,” the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey calls the Trump presidency a “forest fire” that is doing serious damage to the country’s norms and traditions.
“This president is unethical, and untethered to truth and institutional values,” Comey writes. “His leadership is transactional, ego driven and about personal loyalty.”
You can watch Comey talking to reporters in the clip, below.