Trump’s Only Mistake Was Not Firing Comey on January the 20th

Amb. John Bolton on the President’s decision to fire F.B.I. Director James Comey:

“My only criticism of the Trump administration decision was that they should have fired [James Comey] on January the 20th.”

“James Comey disgraced the FBI by his conduct of the Hillary Clinton email investigation and many, many other things that have never become public, but that agents talk about in private conversations.”

“Substantively, it was right to fire Comey for the protection of 300 million presumed innocent until proven guilty Americans, that investigators and prosecutors don’t get to dish on you in public if they feel they can’t indict.”


Ambassador John Bolton, a diplomat and a lawyer, has spent many years in public service. He served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in 2005-2006. He was Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security from 2001 to 2005. In the Reagan Administration, he was an Assistant Attorney General.