Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee slammed former FBI Director James Comey over a new book expected to criticize President Donald Trump and reveal key information about the circumstances surrounding Comey’s firing.
Huckabee appeared on Fox News on Thursday and gave his view of Comey’s upcoming book and ABC interview. And he wasn’t all that impressed with Comey’s return to the headlines nearly a year after Trump fired him.
When asked about “what sort of damage” he expects Comey’s interview on ABC will do, Huckabee didn’t seem worried.
“Very little, and the reason is because ABC is trying to promote ratings and revenue, and James Comey is hawking a book,” Huckabee argued. “But this is the same James Comey who once says, ‘Gee, Hillary did some terrible things, and this is awful, but we’re not going to do anything about it.’ Then he comes back later and says, ‘Well, we’re going to reopen the investigation.'”
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Huckabee went on to argue that Comey leaked information during his time as FBI director, referring to memos he kept of his interactions with Trump, which he later passed on to an outside source.
The former governor said he thinks Comey should be investigated for his actions and bashed his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails before the 2016 presidential election. He went on to bash Comey’s credibility about any claims he might make about the inner circle of the White House.
“But the truth is his credibility is shot, and the fact that he is doing it mostly to sell books, not because he is interested in getting to the heart of the truth,” Huckabee said.
“And here is an FBI director who got publicly fired and humiliated. So he’s out for a little bit of revenge,” he added.
Huckabee scoffed at the suggestion that the interview would be particularly damning for the president and explained that if Comey actually had important information about the White House, he would have gone to Congress first instead of writing a book about it.
“If he was this offended by the president, as he apparently claims now to be, then he should have said in a very public way, ‘I cannot serve in this administration.’ But that’s not what happened,” Huckabee concluded. “He continued to serve, and he showed up. So for him to pretend like now the whole time he just was very uncomfortable, I’m sorry, that has no real credibility at all. None.”
Comey has said before that Trump asked him to end the Russia investigation, a request he said made him wary about the president’s emphasis on loyalty.