sked to respond to Comey saying “the Republican Party has to be burned to the ground, in some form or fashion,” the House Intelligence Committee ranking member argued that Comey and his FBI, including agents still there today, are to blame for the GOP’s problems and brought up special counsel John Durham’s criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation.
“What the American people are waiting for and Republicans are waiting for is for John Durham to indict these guys and throw them in jail,” he told Fox News host Jeanine Pirro in a segment that aired Saturday evening.
Durham, a U.S. attorney in Connecticut, was elevated to special counsel status by former Attorney General William Barr in October, providing extra protection against the Biden administration trying to shut down his investigation into the Russia probe that began under Comey’s watch. So far, Durham has obtained one guilty plea from a former FBI lawyer.
Comey, who once considered himself a Republican, was fired by former President Donald Trump in May 2017, after which he became a frequent critic of the Trump administration. While on a media blitz for his new book, Saving Justice: Truth, Transparency, and Trust, he has repeatedly called for the demise of the GOP in its current form.
“Something is shifting and I’m hoping it’s the fault breaking apart, a break between the Trumpists and those people who want to try and build a responsible conservative party, because everybody should know that we need one,” Comey said, according to the Guardian. “Who would want to be part of an organization that at its core is built on lies and racism and know-nothingism? It’s just not a healthy political organization.”
As Nunes noted, Comey was the subject of a criminal referral by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz for leaking a memo detailing his interactions with Trump, but the agency declined to prosecute him.
“I don’t know if the rest of his people skate or not,” Nunes add….