‘More Crazy Than Nixon’: Critics Shocked by Trump Admission on Comey

Probed further, the reporter continued: “One of these conversations the president said happened at a dinner according to the president where the FBI director according to the president was asking to stay on as FBI director. Don’t you see how that’s a conflict of interest? The FBI director is saying he wants to keep his job and the president is asking whether or not he is under investigation.”

“I don’t see that as a conflict of interest,” Huckabee Sanders replied, “and neither do the many legal scholars and many others commenting on it for the last hour.”

Trump further disclosed in the NBC interview that he had made the decision to fire Comey prior to any recommendation by the Department of Justice, contradicting the letter he sent Comey late Tuesday notifying him of his termination, in which he credited the DOJ’s “judgement” for the determination that Comey is “not able to effectively lead the Bureau.”

That claim was repeated by multiple members of the Trump administration. Summing it up, Slate’s Ben Matthis-Lilley penned a column Thursday titled, “Trump Casually Throws His Entire Administration Under Bus, Admits Comey Firing Cover Story was BS.”

via ‘More Crazy Than Nixon’: Critics Shocked by Trump Admission on Comey | Common Dreams

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