Hillary Clinton claimed that former FBI Director James Comey sabotaged her 2016 presidential campaign, to which he responded “I feel badly”, when he spoke with RTE Radio 1 on Friday morning.
Clinton had said, “I would have won but for James Comey’s letter on the 28th of October,” which was sent to Congress on the eve of the election that announced the investigation into her email scandal would be resumed.
The two are both in Dublin at the moment, with Clinton having received an honorary doctor of law degree at Trinity College and Comey speaking at the Irish Film Institute in Temple Bar. Comey was also in the city to promote his new political memoir, “A Higher Loyalty”.
“I hear the voices, I can’t get the images out my head.”— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) June 22, 2018
Former FBI Director James Comey says President Trump’s previous policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S. border “is not who we are” and hopes it is a “moment of awakening for the American people.” pic.twitter.com/7Zu19R4zx2
He was asked as to what he would say if he met with Clinton in person, which prompted his reply hoping for a resolution.
“...If I did meet her on St. Stephen’s Green I would ask her if she’s had the chance to read that part of my book, just about those decisions, because I honestly don’t think you can learn about those decisions and walk away thinking that we were intending to harm her in some way,” Comey told RTE.
“You may disagree with the decisions, but we made them in good faith, and that’s one of the things that the inspector general concluded. There was no bias. We were trying to do the right thing by the values of our institution, and I would ask her that.”
Former FBI Director James Comey in his first Irish broadcast interview tomorrow at 10am @RTERadio1— Today Sean O'Rourke (@TodaySOR) June 21, 2018
Comey feels bad that Clinton is in pain because of what he did and is hopeful that she will at least pick up his book and find out the truth about why he did what he did.
After discussing Clinton, he went on to talk about the immigration crisis in the U.S., during which he was certainly opinionated, to say the least.
“A shameful, disgraceful episode in the history of my country, utterly inconsistent with who we are as Americans,” Comey said about the policy of separating children from their parents.
“And if there’s any good that comes out of putting children in cages, it’s that the American people are awakened to just what I’m talking about - the threat to our values.”