White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the Department of Justice should “look into” prosecuting fired FBI Director James Comey for leaks Tuesday.
Sanders defended Trump’s firing of Comey, which ousted chief strategist Steve Bannon called the worst mistake in “modern political history” on “60 Minutes” Sunday.
“I think everyone knows where the president stands on that issue,” Sanders said. “The president is proud of the decision he made. The president was 100 percent right in firing James Comey. He knew at the time that it could be bad for him politically, but he also knew and felt he had an obligation to do what was right.”
Trump "100% right in firing James Comey:" Huckabee-Sanders refutes Bannon claim Trump firing Comey was a mistake https://t.co/1i91Td9xrU
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Sanders accused Comey of illegally leaking classified government info.
Asked if Comey should be prosecuted for the leaks, Sanders said, “That’s not the president’s role. That’s the job of the Department of Justice, and something they should certainly look at.”
“I think if there’s ever a moment we think someone has broken the law, particularly if they’re the head of the FBI, I think that’s something that should certainly be looked at.”
Press Sec. Sarah Sanders says whether former FBI Dir. James Comey should be prosecuted is something the DOJ "should certainly look at." pic.twitter.com/BTIgme5xjN
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