Former FBI Official: Comey 'Became Another Partisan Political Mud Wrestler' and Was Rightfully Fired
Former FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker said ex-Director James Comey has turned into "another partisan political mud wrestler" since his firing in 2017.
Swecker said it was unbelievable that Comey is claiming his firing at the hands of President Trump could possibly constitute an obstruction of justice charge against the president.
He said Comey "doesn't understand the threshold level of predication to open up a case" for obstruction.
Former FBI Director James Comey on his firing: "I thought that's potentially obstruction of justice"
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) March 27, 2019
Comey sat down with NBC News' Lester Holt to discuss the end of the Mueller probe, which did not recommend charges against Trump for obstruction of justice.
"I thought that’s potentially obstruction of justice and I hope someone is going to look at that," Comey said about his firing.
Swecker said that current and former FBI employees resent people like Comey who who have tried to use the bureau "as a shield" while he goes after the president.
In regard to the Mueller report, Swecker said he would like to see its contents in full, after Attorney General Bill Barr released a document summarizing the findings. He said he would also like to see the documents that led to a FISA warrant in 2016 against then-Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
Former independent counsel Ken Starr, responding on "The Story," said Comey's contention about his firing is off the mark.
"It is so ill-conceived that one could think that firing James Comey somehow ended the investigation. It launched the investigation," he explained.