Former FBI director James Comey is getting hit from all sides this week as he promotes his new book. Even Hillary’s campaign chair John Podesta called him an idiot during an appearance on CNN.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Podesta: Comey Was an ‘Idiot’ in Handling of Clinton Investigation
Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta said Tuesday on CNN he agreed with James Comey’s description of himself as an “honest idiot.”
The former FBI Director, responding to Clinton’s blistering criticism of his handling of her private email investigation, told USA Today he hoped she’d read the portion of his new book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, defending his actions regarding the probe.
“I think she will walk away saying, ‘You know what? I still think that guy’s an idiot, but, you know, he’s kind of an honest idiot. He’s trying to do the right thing here, and I kind of get actually what he was faced with,'” Comey said.
After Wolf Blitzer played the clip for him and asked what Clinton’s response would be, Podesta said, “I think she’ll think she’s an idiot.”
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Don’t look at us, Mr. Comey. We weren’t the ones who said it!