“So another day of Hillary Clinton’s emails and the Steele dossier. This while the President of the United States is lying about the FBI, attacking the FBI and attacking the rule of law in this country. How does that make any sense at all?” Comey said to reporters.
He then attacked Republicans and Fox News, saying, “Republicans used to understand that the actions of a president matter, that words of a president matter, the rule of law matters, and the truth matters…At some point, someone has to stand up and in the face of fear of Fox News, fear of their base, fear of mean tweets, stand up for the values of this country.”
Comey also attacked Fox News reporter Catherine Herridge. When asked if he bears any responsibility for the FBI’s reputation taking a “big hit,” the former FBI director responded, “No. The FBI’s reputation has taken a big hit because the President of the United States, with his acolytes, has lied about it constantly, and in the face of those lies, a whole lot of good people who watch your network believe that nonsense! That’s a tragedy. That will be undone eventually, but that damage has nothing to do with me.”