Trump Slams Comey After Fox News Interview: ‘Could It Be Years In Jail?’

President Trump ripped former FBI director James Comey Sunday morning after Comey’s terrible  interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace. During the interview, Comey admitted the FBI had committed misconduct through surveilling Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

‘Could it be years in jail?’

Trump tweeted, “So now Comey’s admitting he was wrong. Wow, but he’s only doing so because he got caught red handed. He was actually caught a long time ago. So what are the consequences for his unlawful conduct. Could it be years in jail? Where are the apologies to me and others, Jim?”

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During the interview, Wallace asked, “Would you agree that the FISA court was also given false information by the FBI?”

Comey admitted, “I think that’s fair. The FBI should have included – or at least pushed to the lawyers, so they could make a decision – information that you just said, things like that, that another agency – not a source relationship, but some kind of contact relationship.”

‘I was wrong’

The Federalist noted that Comey stated, “(Inspector General Horowitz) is right; I was wrong. I was overconfident in the procedures that the FBI and the Justice [Department] had built up over 20 years. I thought they were robust enough. It’s incredibly hard to get a FISA. I was overconfident in those, and he’s right. There was real sloppiness—17 things that either should’ve been in the applications or at least discussed and characterized differently. It was not acceptable, and so he’s right, and I was wrong.”

Wallace got straight to the point when he replied to Comey, “But, you make it sound like you were a bystander, an eyewitness. You were the director of the FBI while a lot of this was going on, sir.”

“Sure. I’m responsible,” Comey responded. “That’s why I’m telling you, I was wrong. I was overconfident as director of our procedures, and it’s important that a leader be accountable and transparent.”

During the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings last week, Senator Lindsey Graham asked Horowitz, “The former FBI Director James Comey said this week that your report vindicates him. Is that a fair assessment of your report?”

Horowitz replied, “You know, I think the activities we found here don’t vindicate anyone who touched this.”

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Comey Didn’t Tell the Truth

Graham went on by referencing a reporter who asked Comey if he had “total confidence in the dossier when you used it to secure a surveillance warrant and also in the subsequent renewals.”

Comey answered, “I have total confidence that the FISA process that the FISA process was followed. That the entire case was followed in a thoughtful, responsible way by DOJ and the FBI. I think the notion that FISA was abused here is nonsense.”

When Graham queried Horowitz if he would “take issue with that statement,” Horowitz responded, “Certainly, our findings were that there were significant problems.”

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