During an interview on Fox News with right-wing commentator Mark Levin, former President Donald Trump seemingly opened the door for further investigation into his actions related to the Russia investigation by bragging that he effectively obstructed justice when he fired then-FBI director James Comey.
Trump told Levin that he simply had to fire Comey. Otherwise, he could have been held accountable for his relationship with Russia during the 2016 election.
“Don’t forget, I fired Comey,” Trump boasted. “Had I not fired Comey, you might not be talking to me right now about a beautiful book about four years in the White House, and we’ll see about the future. If I didn’t fire Comey, they were looking to take down the president of the United States… I don’t think I could’ve survived if I didn’t fire him.”
Trump’s stunning admission came Amid growing calls for Attorney General Merrick Garland to impanel a grand jury to determine if the former president should face criminal charges for obstruction.
Then-special prosecutor Robert Mueller concluded that he could not charge Trump for obstruction because of an arcane DOJ rule that prevented him for indicting a sitting president. After ending the investigation, Mueller testified before Congress and revealed at least 10 examples of obstruction of justice from Trump attempting to stop his investigation.
During testimony, Mueller famously told lawmakers that Trump was not exonerated of wrongdoing.
Watch Trump admit that he obstructed justice by firing Comey in the video below:
Trump: Don’t forget, I fired Comey. Had I not fired Comey, you might not be talking to me right now about a beautiful book about four years in the White House and we’ll see about the future. pic.twitter.com/5hL9RfFaA6
— Acyn (@Acyn) December 6, 2021