Former FBI Director James Comey criticized congressional Republicans this week, saying that the GOP should do more to rein in President Trump’s “threats and tweets.”
In a Monday interview with Boston NPR affiliate WGBH, the former FBI chief said that a Democratic president acting in a manner similar to Trump’s would cause heads to “explode” among those on the right.
“I am a little bit numb to the president’s threats and tweets because there is nothing there,” Comey, a sharp Trump critic, told the news outlet. “Then I stop myself, because it’s wrong for me or anybody else to become numb to the president of the United States announcing that a private citizen should be prosecuted.”
“I say that slowly because I hope Republicans listen to it and realize that if a Democrat were president and did that, their heads would explode,” he continued. “So my question is, why are your heads not exploding now?”
In the same interview, Comey cast doubt on speculation that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker would take action to hamper the special counsel investigation into Russia’s election interference and the Trump campaign, adding that he expected Whitaker to know the consequences of such an action.- READ MORE