House Oversight Committee Chair Trey Gowdy calls former FBI director James Comey out for his tell-all book, saying he is “really disappointed” in Comey for how much he has politicized the FBI, reports Townhall.
“I can’t think of anyone who has done a better job of politicizing the FBI than he has in the last 36 or 48 hours by talking about tanning bed goggles and the length of a tie,” Gowdy said in an interview on “Fox & Friends” on Friday. “That is beneath the dignity of the offices that he held.”
Gowdy also points out that if Comey truly felt that President Trump was threatening to the nation, why did he only raise concerns after he was booted out of his authoritative position?
In his salacious tell-all book, Comey says that Trump should not be in his position of power, calling him “morally unfit” for office. He also claims the American people are “duty bound” to vote the president out of office.
During past conversations with Comey, Gowdy said that the two often agreed that the FBI director must remain apolitical and when asked about the idea of a former FBI director writing a book, Gowdy called the situation “sad.”
“I think it’s sad,” Gowdy began. “I think it’s sad. One of the things director Comey and I did agree on is we need an apolitical FBI. We had some fairly heated exchanges about that.”
Comey’s book also describes Trump’s presidency as being a “forest fire,” referring to him as “ego-driven” and “untethered to truth.”
President Trump slammed Comey on Twitter, calling him a “leaker [and] liar” and saying it was his “great honor to fire James Comey.”