Former FBI head James Comey worries a Trump presidency would lead to 'retribution' of politically motivated prosecutors

"Our Constitution really does give a rogue president tremendous power to destroy."

Katie Daviscourt Seattle WA
In an interview with MSNBC's Jen Psaki, former FBI director James Comey warned that if former President Donald Trump were to be elected President in 2024, he would use his second term to seek "retribution" against politically motivated prosecutors.

Speaking to President Biden's former press secretary about the Mar-a-Lago documents case, Comey claimed that "There are no limits to what he [Trump] will try to do to obstruct an effort to hold him accountable. But I'm sure they're prepared for that."

Former President Trump has been the target of politically motivated "witch hunts" since announcing his candidacy in 2016, and the former FBI director, who launched the probe into the Trump Russian collusion hoax, says that Trump will spend his presidency avenging his "enemies."

"Think about what four years of a retribution presidency might look like. He could order the investigation and prosecution of individuals who he sees as enemies. I’m sure I’m on the enemies list, because the president constitutionally does oversee the executive branch entirely, which includes the Department of Justice, prosecutors and investigators," Comey told Psaki. "And so, he could commission, direct that individuals be pursued."

Regarding the legal cases filed against Trump, including the Stormy Daniels probe brought forth by Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg which Trump has pleaded "not guilty," Comey said that Donald Trump "could be wearing an ankle brace while accepting the nomination at the Republican convention," adding "It's a crazy world that Donald Trump has dragged this country into."

The former FBI director alleged that if Trump becomes the next president he would abuse his executive powers to defy the US Supreme Court and district judges.

"He could also direct all kinds of other conduct that people would maybe take to courts to try to stop but who enforces court orders? Mostly the United States Marshal Service which is part of the executive branch and reports to the president," Comey explained. "So President Trump could say, I don't care what the Supreme Court says or these district judges says. I’m telling the Marshal Service, don’t enforce that court order."

"And so, our Constitution really does give a rogue president, which is what this would be, tremendous power to destroy. And so, that's why I’m trying to warn people, given the way he said he intends to operate if he’s reelected, this will be something we could never have imagined," Comey told Psaki, adding that his support is behind President Biden in 2024.

In a recent appearance on CNN, Comey defended his decision to launch an investigation into the Russian Collusion allegations, which was recently revealed to be a deliberate "hoax" at the hands of the FBI, Hillary Clinton, the Obama administration, and mainstream media.

Comey told CNN's Poppy Harlow that he has "no regrets."

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