The moderate Maine senator asked why the former FBI director did not push back on the president if the meeting was so inappropriate.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) asked, during an appearance on CNN on Sunday, why former FBI Director James Comey had not pushed back on the president’s behavior if his meetings with President Trump had been so inappropriate.
“What I don’t understand is when the president did say to him that he should let go of the Flynn investigation, which was clearly wrong on the president’s part, why the director did not say back to the president, ‘Mr. President, that is so inappropriate for you to do that,'” Collins said.
Collins stressed the importance of the independence of the FBI and its investigations.
“I think he should have said that,” Collins added.
Comey testified Thursday that Trump asked him in a private meeting to drop the investigation into former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn.
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