Jun 23, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Comey: I wanted to say I was Canadian due to family separation

Former FBI Director James Comey.

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Former FBI Director James Comey said on Friday during a book tour stop in Dublin, Ireland that he wanted to tell Irish customs agents he was Canadian due to the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, the Irish Times reported.

"I am ashamed of the way my country has acted with respect of those children. I am disgusted, I am horrified, I am embarrassed, I’m ashamed. ... My wife and I were joking, not really joking; we wanted to tell the people on the customs line coming here that we were Canadian. And we were joking, but it's funny because it reveals a truth: I'm ashamed."
— James Comey, per the Irish Times

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