Former FBI Director James Comey may soon be packing up his bags and buying a one-way ticket out of the country if President Trump wins a second term.
BizPac Review reports Comey told an audience at Politicon 2019 that he would move to New Zealand if Trump is the victor in 2020.
“I am optimistic that even if there is not an impeachment proceeding and a removal from office, whether or not that happens, the American people are going to pass judgment on what kind of country we want to be,” Comey said, suggesting Democrats will win the next presidential election.
“But we have something in common,” he told MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace, who was conducting the interview, via the report. “We have a set of values that are at the core of this country that hold this place together. And I think the American people are alert to the threat that is above our policy disagreements, which are important.”
“Guns are an incredibly important issue. Immigration, abortion, taxes are really important,” Comey added. “But above that is something that we have in common, that’s non-negotiable: our leaders must reflect the glue that holds us together. They can’t be people who lie all the time. They just can’t. I hope people see that’s true whether they are Republicans or Democrats.”
As BizPac Review reports, Comey was clearly referencing Trump, the very man who fired him from the FBI.
Wallace pressed Comey on what his response would be if Trump were to win again: “What if he wins again? Will you still believe that?”
“From my new home in New Zealand, I will — I still will believe in America,” Comey answered.
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BizPac Review also reports that Comey, in his capacity as the FBI director, repeatedly tried to thwart President Trump and led multiple investigations into him. These were eventually consumed and continued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Comey signed and approved three of the four FISA warrant applications that let the FBI spy on the campaign.
In the eyes of some Republican lawmakers, Comey tried to set Trump up at a Jan. 6, 2017, defensive briefing.
Comey was joined by former CIA director John Brennan, former NSA Director Mike Rogers, and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and he planned “to spring a scandalous allegation on President-elect Trump [and] quickly record his reaction,” the Washington Examiner reported.
According to the report, several people online were happy to hear that Comey may leave the country:
So move, traitor! @Comey
— CliveEndiveOgiveIV (@ClivetheClubGuy) October 27, 2019
He will be extradited.
— A.L. Perry (@aa_perry) October 26, 2019
Didn’t know we had a prison program with NZ. Things I learn.
— CaffeinatedMan (@CaffeineMan711) October 26, 2019
Now, Trump wins in a landslide…
"Make America Comey-less"
— Conservative in Marin (@JNOV57) October 26, 2019
Pretty insulting that he assumes they'll take him. Other countries have real immigration laws, Jim.
— Rich Osborne (@SalKitchen) October 26, 2019
Why New Zealand? Oh yeah, they disarmed the citizens and they can rule the land.
— Matthew Beck (@Matthew46114028) October 27, 2019
Won’t help Mr Comey … New Zealand has a robust extradition treaty with the US. https://t.co/KeBkepacR6
— John Ruddick (@JohnRuddick2) October 27, 2019
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