Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has just come forward with an interesting take on what the Trump administration should have done differently when it came to dealing with the Russia allegations.
When James Comey, the then FBI Director, was fired from the investigation, there was quite a bit of confusion as to why.
People claimed that the timing of the firing was suspicious since it came seemingly out of the blue and a week after he testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Around the same time, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in an effort not to impede the probe, recused himself from the dealings with the Russian investigation, much to the anger of Trump.
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On an interview with “60 Minutes,” Bannon told the hosts that Trump’s decision to fire Comey as the head of the FBI was the “biggest mistake in modern political history.”
“Someone said to me that you described the firing of James Comey as the biggest mistake in political history,” the host told Bannon.
“That would probably be too bombastic even for me, but maybe modern political history,” replied Bannon, who resumed his position as chairman of Breitbart News after he left the White House last month.
“The firing of James Comey was the biggest mistake in modern political history?” the host repeated.
“If you’re saying that that’s associated with me then I’ll leave it at that,” Bannon said.
Bannon also told the host that “there’s no doubt” that Comey’s firing laid the groundwork for Mueller, a former FBI director himself, to be brought in to oversee as Special Council.
Had Comey not been fired, “we would not have the Mueller investigation, would not have the Mueller investigation in the breadth that clearly Mr. Mueller is going,” Bannon said.
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