Steve Bannon: Firing Comey was the biggest mistake in ‘modern political history’

11 Sep , 2017 Business

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Ousted White House chief strategist Steve Bannon opened up about one of the biggest scandals so far of Donald Trump’s presidency during a “60 Minutes” interview with CBS News’ Charlie Rose that aired on Sunday.

During the interview, Rose told Bannon, “Someone said to me that you described the firing of [former FBI director] James Comey — you’re a student of history — as the biggest mistake in political history.”

“That would probably be too bombastic, even for me, but maybe modern political history,” Bannon replied.

“The firing of James Comey was the biggest mistake in modern political history,” Rose clarified.

Bannon said: “If you’re saying that that’s associated with me, then I’ll leave it at that.”

It was reported that in the days leading up to Trump’s bombshell decision to fire Comey in early May, Bannon argued strongly against dismissing the FBI director.

At the time, Comey was spearheading the bureau’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, which included probing whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow to tilt the election in his favor. As Trump fumed over the investigation, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner backed the idea of firing Comey, arguing that …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Finance

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