Published: Thu, September 14, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Charges for Comey? White House says DoJ should 'certainly look'

Charges for Comey? White House says DoJ should 'certainly look'

All of which led to yesterday's White House press briefing, in which Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders continued to focus on the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief.

Sanders says Clinton "ran one of the most negative campaigns in history" and says it's "sad" the last chapter of her public life will be defined by selling books with "false and reckless attacks".

The defeated Democratic nominee's book, What Happened, went on sale on Tuesday and pulled no punches in its condemnation of Donald Trump.

Asked why McConnell and Ryan weren't invited, Sanders said "you've got the leader of the Republican Party sitting at the table".

While in office, Comey wrote at least nine memos of his conversations and interactions with Trump.

Asked of she was saying the White House would encourage the DOJ to prosecute Comey, Sanders responded "That's not the president's role".

"Anybody that breaks the law, whatever that process is that needs to be followed, should certainly be looked at", Sanders said.

Clinton chose to take a swipe at Sanders' press shop at the White House, accusing it of running its own false information.

As Steve Vladeck notes, the only even remotely plausible statute under which Comey's conduct might be criminal is 18 U.S.C. § 641, barring the conversion of government property. "The president was 100 percent right in firing James Comey". She also said Clinton ran one of the "most negative" ca, paigns in USA history. He leaked memos to the 'New York Times.' He signaled he would exonerate Hillary Clinton before interviewing her. Some of Comey's personal memos contained classified information.

"His actions were improper and likely could have been illegal", she added.

It's expected that First Lady Melania Trump will accompany her husband as she did when the President surveyed the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. But today, Bannon reportedly said he talks to the president every two to three days. Hillary Clinton, he told CBS, was "not very bright".

President Trump invited Frank to the White House after Sanders shared Frank's letter on August 2.

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