FBI Director James Comey
By Steve Neavling
Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized FBI Director James Comey for his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
But in January, Trump is going to have to work with Comey, who is in the third year of a 10-year-term. It could be awkward.
Comey is unlikely to go anywhere, the Washington Post reports, citing officials close to the FBI director.
When Comey announced Clinton would not be prosecuted in July, Trump blamed a rigged justice system.
“It’s a bribe,” tweeted Trump. “Very very unfair! As usual, bad judgment.”
But for Comey to succeed, he will have to form a better relationship with the president-elect, said James O. Pasco, the executive director of the National Fraternal Order of Police, which endorsed Trump.
“The thing about Comey is that he set himself up as a man who reports to no one,” Pasco said. “Because he reports to no one, he feels empowered to just act with his own voice. I think it’s important for any public servant to be responsive to the people that the public has elected to represent them. And I think if he does that, he’ll probably be okay.”