Former FBI Director James Comey criticized President Donald Trump on Sunday for being dismissive of the special counsel’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
In response to “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd’s comment that the president says he has “nothing to do with this Russia thing,” Comey said Trump was trying to “undermine” special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Here’s the full dialogue:
CHUCK TODD: When the president says, ‘I have nothing to do with this Russia thing.’ I know it’s something you’ve heard him say in private. What do you think he means when he says that?
JAMES COMEY: I do not know. I think it’s an effort to try to undermine the credibility of the investigation that the special counsel’s conducting. But beyond that, I don’t know.
Moreover, as he has done throughout his tour promoting his book, “A Higher Loyalty,” the FBI director continuously bashed the president, questioning his integrity and his “commitment to truth-telling” even if he were to be placed under oath by Mueller.
During the book’s debut week, over 600,000 copies were sold.