Politics ‘This is not some tin-pot dictatorship’: Comey pushes back against Trump’s suggestion he be jailed

16:27  17 april  2018
16:27  17 april  2018 Source:   MSN

'This is not some tin-pot dictatorship': Comey pushes back against Trump's suggestion he be jailed

  'This is not some tin-pot dictatorship': Comey pushes back against Trump's suggestion he be jailed Former FBI director James Comey is pushing back against President Donald Trump’s suggestion that he should be jailed, saying in a new interview that Mr. Trump’s pronouncements on Twitter pose a “great danger."WASHINGTON - Former FBI director James Comey is pushing back against President Donald Trump’s suggestion that he should be jailed, saying in a new interview that Mr. Trump’s pronouncements on Twitter pose a “great danger.

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Former FBI director James B. Comey is pushing back against President Trump’s suggestion that he should be jailed, saying in a new interview that Trump’s pronouncements on Twitter pose a “great danger.”

“This is not some tin-pot dictatorship where the leader of the country gets to say, ‘The people I don't like go to jail,’” Comey told NPR in the latest in a series of interviews to promote his new book.

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Comey won't answer whether US would have been better off if Clinton had won

  Comey won't answer whether US would have been better off if Clinton had won Former FBI Director James Comey on Thursday said he couldn't answer whether the country would be better off if Hillary Clinton had defeated President Trump in the 2016 election. "That hypothetical is too hard for me to go back in time and answer," Comey said on CNN's "The Lead.""I think we have the current president who was - in my view was legitimately elected, is serving as president," Comey said. "The question is, is he adher"That hypothetical is too hard for me to go back in time and answer," Comey said on CNN's "The Lead.

In tweets Sunday and Monday, Trump alleged, without citing evidence, that Comey had committed “many crimes” and deserves to be jail for leaking classified information and lying to Congress — allegations Comey denies.

636594090858264106-01.JPG: Former FBI director James Comey sits for an interview with USA TODAY reporters Susan Page and Kevin Johnson ahead of the release of his book, James Comey speaks out about his book, 'A Higher Loyalty'

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Comey, who was fired by Trump last year, told NPR that he doesn’t follow Trump on Twitter but sees some of his tweets.

“The president of the United States just said that a private citizen should be jailed,” Comey said. “And I think the reaction of most of us was, ‘Meh, that's another one of those things.’ This is not normal. This is not okay. There's a danger that we will become numb to it, and we will stop noticing the threats to our norms.”

James Comey on why 'it's possible' Trump was compromised by Russians: He's 'constantly bringing it up'

  James Comey on why 'it's possible' Trump was compromised by Russians: He's 'constantly bringing it up' Former FBI Director James Comey explained Thursday why he thinks "it's possible" that the Russians could have compromising information about President Donald Trump. Comey said that there are two data points about his interactions with the President that have prompted him to make the assertion -- and the first is that "the President is constantly bringing it up with me to deny it.

James Comey wearing a suit and tie © Provided by WP Company LLC d/b/a The Washington Post The White House and Republican National Committee have launched a widespread campaign to undermine Comey’s credibility as he conducts a media blitz to promote his book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” which is set to be released Tuesday.

Trump has tweeted more a half-dozen times about Comey in recent days, including a retweet Monday night of a post promoting a new RNC website that refers to “Lyin’ Comey.”

Trump: Comey 'threw McCabe under the bus' in CNN interview .
President Trump on Thursday taunted former FBI Director James Comey and ex-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, saying Comey threw his recently fired former colleague "under the bus" during a recent interview. "James Comey just threw Andrew McCabe 'under the bus.' Inspector General's Report on McCabe is a disaster for both of them! Getting a little (lot) of their own medicine?" Trump tweeted. "James Comey just threw Andrew McCabe 'under the bus.' Inspector General's Report on McCabe is a disaster for both of them! Getting a little (lot) of their own medicine?" Trump tweeted.

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