Unhappy Comey Says He Is Nonetheless ‘Numb’ From Being Fired


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Former FBI Director James Comey sat for a City Corridor on CNN that turned extra of a lovefest than an interview by a journalist.

However when the interview began Comey revealed one thing that was each unhappy and pathetic for a grown man to confess on nationwide tv.

The previous FBI Director informed CNN anchor Anderson Cooper when he mentioned that he was nonetheless “numb” from being fired by President Donald Trump.

A firing that happened to years to the day of the CNN City Corridor that he was taking part in on Thursday.

“It was two years in the past tonight, I consider it occurred within the 7:00 hour on the east coast of the U.S. That you simply had been fired.

“And I — if the reporting is appropriate, you had been at an FBI bureau I believe in Los Angeles, and also you truly noticed it on CNN that you just had been fired.

“I’m questioning two years later, with all that’s occurred, how do you look again on that second?” Cooper mentioned to Comey.

Ought to Comey be in jail?

“I used to be numb as a result of I didn’t anticipate to be fired. I used to be truly in a room about this dimension speaking to custodial workers staff concerning the significance of the FBI’s mission.

“I regarded over their heads and noticed — first it mentioned Comey resigns, which I assumed was in all probability a prank, after which it mentioned Comey fired. I do know this sounds unusual, however I didn’t anticipate to be fired.

“It by no means entered my thoughts. I knew by that time the president didn’t like me, however I assumed that’s okay as a result of that may preserve a separation.

“So it nonetheless feels a little bit bit numbing, frankly, prefer it occurred yesterday and a lifetime in the past,” Comey responded.

“What occurs while you see you’ve been fired on tv? Like who do you name? What do you do?” Cooper mentioned.

“To start with, you end — I completed what I used to be saying to those people and shook every of their arms, after which I mentioned to them I’m going to go discover out whether or not that’s true.

“And the primary name I took was my spouse as I walked throughout the room. And he or she mentioned have you ever been fired? She mentioned the children say it’s all around the Web.

“I say I don’t know. After which with the assistance of my assistant in Washington, I found out a man was truly down knocking on the door of the FBI in Pennsylvania saying he had a letter for me from the president that I used to be fired. Lengthy earlier than I acquired the letter the media was informed. That’s the way it occurred,” he mentioned.

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