Sanders Shreds ‘Shameless Fraud’ Comey for Accusing Trump Admin of Trying to ‘Burn Down the Entire FBI’

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders swiped back at former FBI director James Comey for stating that the Trump administration wanted to “burn down the entire FBI.”

On Monday, Comey, a critic of President Donald Trump since losing his FBI position, was asked why he didn’t tell former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates about an interview with Michael Flynn, the president’s first national security adviser.

“Because I knew that if anything came of the interview, if it advanced our investigation, the attack from the Trump Administration would be that an Obama holdover had engineered it,” Comey responded.

“And so I had to make the decision, separate from her, to leave them with their only opportunity to challenge it would be to burn down the entire FBI. To my shock and horror, they’ve tried to do just that — in the face of silence from people in this building.”

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Sanders rebuked Comey, saying Republicans should “stand up” to his “tremendous corruption,” adding that President Trump “did the country a service by firing him.”

“Republicans should stand up to Comey and his tremendous corruption – from the fake Hillary Clinton investigation, to lying and leaking, to FISA abuse, and a list too long to name. The President did the country a service by firing him and exposing him for the shameless fraud he is,” Sanders wrote on Twitter.

As IJR Red previously reported, other GOP lawmakers have shown anger toward the former FBI director.

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said, “Comey just thinks he’s always right, and … it doesn’t matter if everyone else concludes he did wrong,” Gowdy said. “He knows better. So that’s what it’s like to interview an amnesiac with incredible hubris.”

Despite Comey’s admission that he bypassed protocol when sending agents to interview Flynn in 2017, the former national security adviser will be sentenced on Tuesday for lying to the FBI.

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Mary Rawlins
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Mary Rawlins

Was Comey not an Obama holdover?

TOM
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TOM

Yes he was. He also never bothered to read how the Director of the FBI gets his/her job. It is a presidential appointment with a maximum of 10 years and the President can remove the director at any time for any reason. Kind of like working in the real world.

Sam Dorman
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This was intense.

Albert
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Albert

Trying to ‘Burn Down the Entire FBI’? Sure. Is there a better solution now? Who need an FBI (like this?)

Ron Ellsworth
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Ron Ellsworth

Yea, he DID miss the mark on this one! If dRumpf isn’t impeached soon the risk is he’ll make a laughing stock out of the USA.

Rosstaman
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Rosstaman

Ron, you are such a nasty little troll. We are all laughing at YOUR ignorance.

TOM
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TOM

I am incensed at Ron’s arrogance.

LastTaxPayer
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LastTaxPayer

President Trump has NOTHING against the FBI, only the DEEP STATE! The DS still controls State, Justice and the FBI!

TOM
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TOM

CIA, NSA and probably a few more departments.

Screwtape
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Screwtape

Comey and the other Stooges, McCabe and Strzok, are all disgraced FORMER FBI corruptocrats.

Any time one of these talk about Trump “destroying” the FBI they are denying their own roles in doing so.

KhyberRifle
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KhyberRifle

She nailed him good with the “shameless fraud” label. Anybody else who was exposed as corrupt would feel shame and retire from public view. He may now rival Barry O with his arrogance

TOM
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TOM

I am considering your last sentence. Nope, Obummer is in a league of his own where arrogance is concerned. Well maybe not only him because Hitlery is right up there with Obummer.

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