Fired FBI Director James Comey "danced with the devil" and was "not strong enough" to lead the FBI, former FBI Director for New York James Kallstrom said Sunday.
"He just doesn't have it in him to be the FBI director – he is not a strong enough person," Kallstrom told "The Cats Roundtable" on 970 AM-N.Y. "He is an intellectual, but he lacks a lot of common sense. His performance the other day I thought was extremely, extremely weak."
Kallstrom, who admitted he has been skeptical of Comey's politics for some time, told host John Catsimatidis he was not surprised Comey's Senate Intelligence Committee testimony this week showed the fired FBI director was impacted by left-leaning politics.
The fact Comey wrote memos on his interactions with President Donald Trump and never on his interactions with former Obama administration Loretta Lynch – or at any time during that administration – showed Comey's bias.
"Did he write a memo when the Attorney General met with Bill Clinton on the tarmac?" Kallstrom asked Sunday. "Did he write a memo when they sent a criminal referral over on Hillary Clinton and said you couldn't call it an investigation? Did he write a memo when they wouldn't approve a grand jury? Did they write a memo when the Internal Revenue Service went after thousands of freedom-loving people in this country and terrified them?
"Did he write a memo when they shut down the investigation the bureau was conducting on the Clinton Foundation? Where does this guy come off talking about writing memos?"
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Kallstrom admitted he does not "know the detail" on those other situations after Comey's testimony, but "I just know nothing happened."
"To just sit by and do nothing – the FBI director has to represent the people of this country," Kallstrom told Catsimatidis. "When it comes to he's a political card in the deck of cards for political reasons, you got to stand up and resign. That's what he should have done right from the beginning.
"But he danced with the devil, John, and he is paying the price for that naïveté and lack of common sense."
Kallstrom was appalled an FBI director would admit to leaking to the media.
"It is just unbelievable that he would admit to something like that," Kallstrom said. "It gets back to his lack of common sense. I think he probably has some exposure there, legally.
"What a thing to do. What a thing to say. And what a cheap shot."
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