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Comey Confronts Fox News Reporter’s ‘Nonsense’ To Her Face: People Watching Fox Believe Trump’s ‘Lies’


Comey Confronts Fox News Reporter’s ‘Nonsense’ To Her Face: People Watching Fox Believe Trump’s ‘Lies’

Former FBI Director James Comey called out Republican lawmakers’ “fear of Fox News” after his hearing with lawmakers on Monday, bluntly telling a Fox News reporter that people who watch her network believe the president’s “nonsense.”

“The FBI’s reputation has taken a big hit the last year,” Fox News correspondent Catherine Herridge asked Comey. “Do you share any of the responsibility for that?

“No,” Comey replied flatly. “The FBI’s reputation is taking a big hit because the president of the United States, with his acolytes, has lied about it constantly.”

“In the face of those lies, a whole lot of good people that watch your network believe that nonsense,” he said. “That’s a tragedy. That will be undone eventually. But that damage has nothing to do with me.”

He also told reporters that he’d “rather not be talking” to journalists, but “at some point, someone has to stand up and in the face of fear of Fox News, fear of their base, fear of mean tweets, stand up for the values of this country and not slink away into retirement, but stand up and speak the truth,” he added.

Comey also weighed in on Trump’s recent tweet calling Michael Cohen “a rat.”

“It undermines the rule of law,” Comey said. “This is the president of the U.S. calling a witness who is cooperating with his own Justice Department a ‘rat.’ Say that again to yourself at home and remind yourself where we ended up. This is not about Republicans and Democrats. This is about — what does it mean to be an American? …There’s a set of values that represent the glue of this country, and they are under attack by things just like that. We have to stop being numb to it.”


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