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Schumer Wants It Both Ways On FBI Director James Comey

In March, Schumer wouldn’t say if he had full confidence in the FBI. Now, the Senate Minority Leader is outraged that President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) expressed his outrage over President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, despite having previously said he had lost confidence in the FBI Director for actions Schumer called “appalling.”

With the news of President Trump having fired Comey on Tuesday, Senator Schumer immediately held a press conference to express his displeasure with President Trump’s decision and said that he had never called on Comey to be fired.

However, during an October 2016 New York Senate debate, Schumer was asked directly if he thought Comey should continue to serve as FBI Director, following Comey’s announcement that he was reopening his investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.

Schumer dodged the question but did say that Comey owed an explanation for his actions, which Schumer called, “appalling.”

Just days after that debate, Schumer told Bloomberg News that he did “not have confidence in [Comey] any longer.”

“To restore my faith, I am going to have to sit down and talk to him and get an explanation for why he did this,” Schumer went on to say.

However, it doesn’t seem that Schumer and Comey had that discussion. As recently as March, Schumer wouldn’t say whether he had full confidence in the FBI.

It appears that Schumer is trying to have it both ways on this issue.