Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager expressed his displeasure with how Comey handled the investigation into Clinton’s emails.
Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager Robby Mook said that President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey was “incredibly disturbing” and “incredibly frightening,” during an interview on CNBC on Wednesday.
CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin asked Mook what he thought about the stunning news that Comey had been fired.
“It’s incredibly disturbing,” Mook responded. “I was first in line to complain about how Director Comey handled the email inquiry last year. I have been outspoken on that, but this decision was incredibly frightening.”
Sorkin followed up by asking Mook if he took issue with the timing of the decision or with Comey’s credibility.
Mook told Sorkin that while he had issues with how Comey handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, he was more concerned with the timing of Comey’s firing than anything else.
“[Trump] claims he’s upset about how [Comey] handled Hillary’s emails. The argument is absurd,” Mook said.
Sorkin pointed out to Mook that Comey’s firing was in the works for awhile based on letters and other correspondence regarding the issue that have been released.
Mook responded by citing reports that Comey’s firing came about because President Trump was frustrated with the ongoing investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
“I’m stunned at the timing of this. I’m stunned that President Trump thought that he could fool us into thinking that he was trying to help Hillary Clinton,” Mook concluded.
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