By The Daily Wire. In a pre-recorded interview set to air on Sunday night on ABC News, former FBI Director James Comey revealed that he announced that he was reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server in October 2017 because he assumed she would win the election and he did not want her to be viewed as an illegitimate president.
Speaking to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, Comey said he hopes that his decision to reopen to the investigation was not the reason she lost the election . . .
Comey suggests he released the letter saying he was reopening the investigation into Hillary in October 2017 because it was his assumption she was going to win.
"If I hide this…she’ll be illegitimate the moment she’s elected, the moment this comes out." pic.twitter.com/muKuEDJ790
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“And so I’m sure that it was a factor,” Comey continued. “That she’s going to be elected President and if I hide this from the American people, she’ll be illegitimate the moment she’s elected, the moment this comes out.” (Read more from “BOMBSHELL: Comey Says This Is the Reason the Hillary Probe Was Reopened” HERE)
Comey Defends His Handling of the Clinton Email Saga in Bombshell Interview
By ABC News. James Comey said when he met Donald Trump during the transition, he was nervous . . .
The move struck Comey not only because it was atypical to involve intelligence agency heads in those discussions, but because it also made him think of his past work prosecuting mafia bosses. He said it felt as if Trump and his team were trying to make it feel like Comey and the other intelligence heads there were all working as part of the same team – or in mafia terms – part of the family.
“We’re all part of the messaging, we’re all part of the effort. The boss is at the head of the table and we’re gonna figure out together how to do this,” Comey said.
Comey said he believed it’s “very strange” to be comparing the then-incoming president to a mob boss, but it was a comparison he included in his book.
“I’m not trying to … suggest that President Trump is out breaking legs and shaking down shopkeepers. But instead, what I’m talking about is that leadership culture constantly comes back to me when I think about my experience with the Trump administration,” Comey said. (Read more from “Comey Defends His Handling of the Clinton Email Saga in Bombshell Interview” HERE)