It’s official. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders just announced that former FBI director James Comey will be prosecuted. After his scandalous claims, he may find himself in quite a trap. His testimonies before Congress may also turn to be fake. Judging by this, Comey is facing very hard time up ahead.
According to Proud Patriots:
President Trump’s top spokesperson said Tuesday that federal prosecutors should consider bringing a case against former FBI Director James Comey.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at a press briefing Tuesday that it’s up to the Justice Department to prosecute Comey, but said that the move “should be looked at.”
“I think if there was ever a moment where we feel someone has broken law, particularly if they are the head of the FBI, I think that’s certainly something that should be looked at,” Sanders said.
It is unusual for the White House to advise the Justice Department on what cases to examine.
Earlier this year, Comey testified before Congress that he arranged for his personal memos about his conversations with Trump to be shared with news outlets to ensure that a special prosecutor was appointed to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Later, news reports claimed that Comey decided against recommending Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton be prosecuted for mishandling classified information before he interviewed Clinton or other key witnesses in the case.
Both have given political ammunition to Trump and Republicans to claim that Comey abused his position as FBI director.
President Trump abruptly fired Comey in May, initially explaining his decision as a response to Comey’s handling of an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server. Later Trump suggested the firing was actually a response to the FBI’s investigation of Russia’s election year meddling.
James Comey told lawmakers during congressional testimony this year that the president had pressured him to drop the investigation. President Trump has denied he ever made such a request.
In a “60 Minutes” interview Sunday, Bannon called Trump’s firing of Comey the worst mistake in “modern political history.”
Bannon said Trump mistakenly believed axing Comey would cut off the investigation the federal investigation into the Trump campaign’s suspected Russian collusion. Instead, the probe fell into the hands of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who cannot be fired directly by Trump due to federal regulations for his position.
White House Press Secretary Sanders noted that the president still believes he was “100% right” to fire Comey.