13 April, 2017
"When he was reading those charges, she was guilty of every charge", Trump told Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo about Comey's 2016 press conference. "He saved her life". "And I joke about it a little bit".
In her first interview since losing the 2016 US election, Clinton said the prospect of electing the first woman president was exciting for some Americans, but threatening to others.
The president was responding to a softball lobbed by the Trump sycophant over whether the president regrets keeping holdovers from the Obama administration in their posts despite the 10-year terms assigned to Federal Bureau of Investigation directors.
Trump, asked Tuesday whether he's considering taking any further action against Clinton, said, "I don't want to talk about that. It's going to be interesting". He had said previously that Comey "made a mistake" in not charging Clinton and added: "I think something happened".
Clinton said she has no intention of another run for public office and said she is writing a book that, in part, delves into what derailed her attempt to become America's first woman president.More news: Reds recap: Cincinnati tops St. Louis, 8-0
In fact, Comey intervened in the election in such a way that nearly certainly cost Clinton the presidential race, all while hiding information from the public about the Trump campaign being under investigation for possibly cooperating with a foreign adversary.
Asked about Rice's defense that she would never order unmasking for political purposes, Trump countered, "does anybody really believe that?"
"When you look at Susan Rice and what's going on and so many people coming up to me and apologizing, now they're saying, 'You know you were right when you said that, '" Trump said. "And I just refused to do that - and that infuriated everyone", Clinton said in the interview, conducted by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.
Asked by Bartiromo if he will "push that", Trump said he didn't "want to talk about that". We'll see what happens.
Trump believes that Comey's decision is the reason Clinton was not formally prosecuted.