White House pushing FBI, DOJ is a fantasy

Amb. John Bolton on what led President Trump to fire FBI Director James Comey:

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

“The substance of this firing is absolutely correct.”

“James Comey severely damaged the credibility of the F.B.I. He endangered 300 million individual Americans by his commentary on Hillary Clinton.”

“This fantasy that the Justice Department, career prosecutors, and the F.B.I. career investigators are being pushed around by this White House or any other is just false.”


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.