In a CNN town hall Thursday night with Anderson Cooper, former FBI director James Comey laughed at President Donald Trump’s latest rant about his relationship with special counsel Robert Mueller. Speaking to the press earlier in the day, Trump built upon earlier accusations about Comey and Mueller.
In the press conference, Trump claimed Mueller is, “…in love with James Comey. He likes James Comey. They were very good friends, supposedly best friends. Maybe not, but supposedly best friends. You look at the picture file and you see hundreds of pictures of him and Comey.”
When Cooper asked about this, Comey just laughed and said, “I respect him. I don’t think we have that kind of relationship.” Then, in an obvious jab at Trump, Comey added, “He’s certainly not obsessed with me in the way some others seem to be.”
James Comey is a disgrace to the FBI & will go down as the worst Director in its long and once proud history. He brought the FBI down, almost all Republicans & Democrats thought he should be FIRED, but the FBI will regain greatness because of the great men & women who work there!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2019
Trump didn’t take being mocked and otherwise derided throughout the town hall lying down. Shortly after it ended, he posted a tweet calling Comey a disgrace to the FBI, and the worst director in its history.
And while Trump has no problem expressing his feelings, it sounds as though Comey and Mueller may need to work on their communication if they are as close as the president suspects.
When asked about Mueller’s decision not to come to a conclusion about obstruction of justice, Comey responded, “I haven’t talked to him, but reading his report…” “But he loves you,” Cooper interjected. “I keep forgetting that,” Comey said with a laugh. “I can’t wait to see all the pictures of us hugging and kissing.”
See more from the James Comey town hall at cnn.com.
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