By Steve Neavling
Former FBI Director James Comey slammed a House intelligence Committee report by Republicans that concluded President Trump’s campaign didn’t collude with Russia to undermine the 2016 presidential election.
Comey, who was fired by Trump in May 2017, also said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that the president should avoid an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.
“I have serious doubts about his credibility,” Comey said.
Comey, who is doing a round of interviews to publicize his new memoir, added: “Sometimes people who have serious credibility problems can tell the truth when they realise that the consequences of not telling the truth in an interview or in the grand jury would be dire, But you’d have to go in with a healthy sense that he might lie to you.”
Comey called the GOP-authored report on its Russia investigation “a political document,” saying the probe “wrecked the committee.”
Trump hailed the 253-page report Friday as vindication that the special counsel investigation is a “total Witch Hunt.”
Comey accused the president of “an effort to undermine the credibility of the investigation that the special counsel’s conducting.”