By The Blaze. James Comey, the former FBI director that was fired by President Donald Trump, made a surprising statement about impeachment that might stun some Democrats. . .
“I hope that Mr. Trump is not impeached and removed from office before the end of his term,” he said in an op-ed in the New York Times.
“Because if Mr. Trump were removed from office by Congress,” he explained, “a significant portion of this country would see this as a coup, and it would drive those people farther from the common center of American life, more deeply fracturing our country.”
Comey did not suddenly become a Trump supporter, however. He opined that he would prefer the president he tossed out of office in the next election. That way his defeat will be “much harder to distort, or to nurse as a grievance” than if he were impeached.
“We need a resounding election result in 2020,” Comey explained, “where Americans of all stripes, divided as they may be about important policy issues — immigration, guns, abortion, climate change, regulation, taxes — take a moment from their busy lives to show that they are united by something even more important: the belief that the president of the United States cannot be a chronic liar who repeatedly attacks the rule of law.” (Read more from “James Comey Makes a Surprising Statement About Impeachment” HERE)
Comey: I don’t want Mueller to prove Trump is a criminal
By Washington Examiner. Former FBI Director James Comey said he doesn’t care whether Robert Mueller finds President Trump took part in any wrongdoing as suspense builds for the long-awaited report from the special counsel.
Comey, who was fired in 2016 by Trump and has spoken critically of the president since, wrote in a New York Times op-ed, that he’s not rooting for Mueller to show that Trump is a criminal; nor is he hoping Mueller clears the president of wrongdoing.
He does hope for “maximum transparency,” he said.
“I have no idea whether the special counsel will conclude that Mr. Trump knowingly conspired with the Russians in connection with the 2016 election or that he obstructed justice with the required corrupt intent. I also don’t care. I care only that the work be done, well and completely. If it is, justice will have prevailed and core American values will have been protected at a time when so much of our national leadership has abandoned its commitment to truth and the rule of law,” Comey wrote. (Read more from “Comey: I don’t want Mueller to prove Trump is a criminal” HERE)