Trump Accuses Comey of Basing His Clinton Decision on Poll Numbers

| APR 16, 2018 | 2:37 PM

When former FBI Director James Comey said he wouldn't pursue prosecution against former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, he argued that his decision was the same that reasonable attorneys would make.

But according to President Donald Trump, Comey based his decision on Clinton's poll numbers during the 2016 presidential election:

Trump also accused Comey and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe of committing “many crimes,” just the latest of many criticisms he's lobbed at both men:

Throughout the weekend, Trump tweeted multiple times about Comey, who was about to release a new book on his time at the FBI.

During a television interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Comey described Trump as “morally unfit” to serve as president.

In his book, he reportedly said that the polls may have influenced his decision:

It is entirely possible that, because I was making decisions in an environment where Hillary Clinton was sure to be the next president, my concern about making her an illegitimate president by concealing the restarted investigation bore greater weight than it would have if the election appeared closer or if Donald Trump were ahead in all polls.

But ultimately, he said, “I don't know.”