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DECEMBER 12, 2018
Comey is fighting to take shame off of him.
Former FBI Director James Comey asked American voters Sunday night to end
Donald Trump's presidency with a "landslide" victory for his opponent in
2020. "All of us should use every breath we have to make sure the
lies stop on January 20, 2021," Comey told an audience at the 92nd Street
Y on New York City's Upper East Side. He all but begged Democrats to set
aside their ideological differences and nominate the person best suited
to defeating Trump in an election. "I understand the Democrats have
important debates now over who their candidate should be," Comey told MSNBC's
Nicolle Wallace, "but they have to win. They have to win."
Over the course of more than an hour, Comey repeatedly derided Trump's character, again likening the atmosphere around the President to what he saw in prosecuting mafia figures and suggested that Trump's tweets could eventually amount to witness tampering. Asked if Trump might be an unindicted co-conspirator in some of the crimes recently described by special counsel Robert Mueller, Comey said he didn't know, "but if he's not there, he's certainly close."
Trump's decision to fire Comey in May 2017 was a key factor in the appointment of Mueller, who was handed the job by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the aftermath of Comey's dismissal and the subsequent leak of a memo in which he recounted Trump asking that he end an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. In a book and in public statements, Comey has become a leading critic of Trump -- and Trump has berated him in turn, relentlessly and usually on Twitter.
CNN sides with Comey and touts his conduct.
They are known for bias and fake news.