Meghan McCain Grills Comey on Tell-All Book: 'J. Edgar Hoover Is Rolling Over in His Grave'
Meghan McCain grilled former FBI director James Comey Wednesday on "The View" over why he chose to write his tell-all book, "A Higher Loyalty."
McCain stated that she thinks Comey published his book for "money and attention," and asked him what he'd say in response to people who agree with her sentiments.
"I'm trying to make choices between bad options and doing it in a way that I think you would want someone as director of the FBI to do it," he said.
"So even if you leave the book still thinking I'm an idiot, you realize I'm actually kind of an honest idiot and I'm not on anybody's side," he added.
James @Comey wants critics who say he is only seeking book sales to "read the book": "Even if you leave the book still thinking I'm an idiot, you actually realize I'm actually kind of an honest idiot." https://t.co/f8u2wc159S pic.twitter.com/9Z3YHIWjx1
— The View (@TheView) April 18, 2018
McCain then went on to say she thinks J. Edgar Hoover -- the FBI's first director -- is "rolling over in his grave" because of the things Comey is saying and revealing, calling his statements "highly political."
"I don't think of it as a tell-all," Comey said of his book. "It's about mistakes I've made, things I'm very much ashamed of [that] I did when I was younger."
Comey added that the book has no classified information and no sensitive investigative information. He says the FBI reviewed his work as well.
Finally, McCain asked Comey about his former deputy, Andrew McCabe, who in a Department of Justice report is said to have lied multiple times under oath about the FBI's probe of the Clinton Foundation.
"I still believe Andrew McCabe is a good person but the inspector general found that he lied and there are severe consequences in the Justice Department for lying," he said.
Bret Baier on Thursday said that Comey is "trying to appeal" in order to sell his book and give his personal opinions, something Baier says Comey didn't do while he was FBI director.
Don't miss Bret Baier's interview with James Comey on Thursday, April 26th at 6:00pm ET on Fox News Channel.