White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders smacked down former FBI Director James Comey on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos” Sunday.
Sanders referred to Comey as a “self-admitted leaker.”
“It’s been very clear that James Comey is a self-admitted leaker. He lied to Congress. He’s been inconsistent,” Sanders said.
“What did he lie to Congress about?” Stephanopoulos asked.
“Look, he said that he opened the Hillary Clinton investigation on its merits, now we’re finding out certainly that it had something to do with the political landscape. I find it outrageously unbelievable that Jim Comey, the man that takes these copious notes and recollects every detail of every conversation that he had, can’t remember why he would have specifically opened an investigation into a presidential candidate, particularly somebody he thought would become the president.”
Stephanopoulos said, “He does remember. He goes into great detail…”
“And he also, the clip you played a few minutes ago said, ‘I can’t be sure. I’m sure that was part of it. I think I thought about it.’ I mean, give me a break. The guy knew exactly what he was doing. He thought Hillary Clinton would win and he thought that this would give him some cover,” Sanders said.
“He made these decisions based on the political landscape, and not on the facts of the case. And when the person that is supposed to lead the highest law enforcement agency in our country starts making decisions based on political environments instead of on what is right and what is wrong, it’s a really dangerous position, and I think that’s one of the reasons there is such a huge bipartisan consensus that James Comey doesn’t have credibility and shouldn’t have been leading the FBI any longer.”