Mar 21, 2019 - Politics & Policy

James Comey: I don't care what Mueller finds

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Former FBI Director James Comey wrote in a New York Times op-ed published Thursday that while he believes Donald Trump is unfit for the presidency, he doesn't care whether special counsel Robert Mueller will conclude that Trump conspired with Russia in the 2016 election or obstructed justice.

"I’m not rooting for Mr. Mueller to demonstrate that he is a criminal. I’m also not rooting for Mr. Mueller to “clear” the president. I’m not rooting for anything at all, except that the special counsel be permitted to finish his work, charge whatever cases warrant charging and report on his work. ... I am rooting for a demonstration to the world — and maybe most of all to our president and his enablers — that the United States has a justice system that works because there are people who believe in it and rise above personal interest and tribalism."

Details: Comey also said he doesn't support the impeachment, explaining: "[I]f Mr. Trump were removed from office by Congress, a significant portion of this country would see this as a coup, and it would drive those people farther from the common center of American life, more deeply fracturing our country."

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