Tucker: Comey-Stephanopoulos Interview Shows 'He Never Should've Been FBI Director'
Tucker Carlson said that George Stephanopoulos' interview with fired FBI Director James Comey shows the former law enforcement official "never should've been FBI director."
Carlson said Comey defended his prosecution of businesswoman Martha Stewart, who was charged with lying to the FBI. The host also noted that Comey attacked Gen. David Petraeus, saying he should've gone to prison for lying.
Petraeus previously was engulfed in a scandal over an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, as critics questioned whether he shared classified information with her.
At the same time, Carlson said, Comey appeared to be less decisive about whether calling the Clinton email scandal a "matter" was an effort to politicize justice on the behalf of then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who made the request.
"There's a theme here," Carlson said. "Partisan Democrats get every benefit of every doubt from Jim Comey."
Carlson also criticized Comey for calling former Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper an icon of his.
As Carlson reminded the audience, in 2013, Clapper was accused of lying to Congress after telling Sen. Ronald Wyden (D-Ore.) that his agency does not spy on Americans.
He added that Comey was in effect working for Donald Trump as FBI director while admitting that much of his family actively worked to support Hillary Clinton.
Comey's wife, Patrice Comey, said she had friends working for Clinton and that she marched at the Women's March, which was seen as an opposition to Trump's inauguration.
Carlson said the interview proved Comey "never should've been FBI director."
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