The White House on Tuesday stated the Justice Department should think about a prison prosecution of former FBI Director James Comey, claiming he had leaked privileged info to the press and supplied false testimony to Congress.
“It’s one thing they should actually have a look at,” press secretary Sarah Sanders informed reporters when requested whether or not the administration should prosecute Comey. She acknowledged that it was “not the President’s position” to find out which prison investigations are taken up by the Justice Department.
The query arose as Sanders defended Trump’s choice to fireplace Comey earlier this yr, a selection Trump’s former chief strategist referred to as a mistake this week.
Speaking to “60 Minutes” on CBS, Steve Bannon called the Comey decision the worst mistake in “trendy political historical past.”
Sanders countered that Trump has been “very proud of the choice” to fireplace Comey and felt “absolutely vindicated.”
Trump abruptly fired Comey in May, initially explaining his choice as a response to Comey’s dealing with of an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s electronic mail server. Later Trump recommended the firing was truly a response to the FBI’s investigation of Russia’s election yr meddling.