Trump: What Comey Did Was 'Criminal' and 'Horrible'

June 15, 2018

President Donald Trump said former FBI Director James Comey's conduct during the Hillary Clinton email investigation was "criminal" and "horrible" during an interview Friday on the White House lawn.

Speaking live with "Fox and Friends" host Steve Doocy, Trump addressed the Inspector General's report finding Comey's conduct regarding the Clinton probe was "extraordinary and insubordinate," such as his July 2016 announcement not to seek charges against her and his late-October letter to Congress saying it had been reopened.

"From what you've seen so far, should James Comey be locked up?" Doocy asked.

"I would never want to get involved in that," Trump said. "Certainly, they just seemed like very criminal acts to me. What he did was criminal. What he did was a terrible thing to the people. What he did was so bad in terms of our Constitution, in terms of the well-being of our country. What he did was horrible. Should he be locked up? Let somebody make a determination."

Trump added the "funniest" part of the IG report was learning Comey used a private email account to conduct FBI business.

Trump fired Comey last May but has offered differing reasons for why he dismissed him, ranging from the Russia meddling probe to his overall conduct at the FBI. He tweeted Friday he did a "great service to the people" in terminating Comey.

That was a momentous decision for his presidency, as it ultimately led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the sprawling Russia probe that has clouded the White House for more than a year.

The Justice Department investigation reportĀ also revealed improper behavior by FBI agents and text messages showing bias against Trump and in favor of Clinton.