With one of the more high entertainment value added questions of former FBI Director James Comey’s congressional testimony Thursday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) asked if Comey thought Hillary Clinton would have fired him had she been President.
Appearing a bit caught off guard, Comey attempted to brush off the question by saying “I don’t know”, before being prompted to elaborate: “I might’ve been. As I’ve said before, that was an extraordinarily difficult and painful time. I think I did what I had to do. I knew it was going to be really bad for me personally.”
Comey altered the electoral landscape in October when he sent a letter to Congress detailing that the FBI had “learned of the existence of emails he believed to be pertinent to the investigation” in regard to the FBI investigation into the conduct of Clinton as Secretary of State. Some believe this cost Clinton the election.
Sen. Manchin: Do you believe you would have been fired if Hillary Clinton won?
Comey: “That’s a great question. I don’t know.” pic.twitter.com/oKx6v1JILJ
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 8, 2017
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