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CNN's Toobin: Trump Right That Comey's a 'Showboat'

CNN's Toobin: Trump Right That Comey's a 'Showboat'
Former FBI Director James Comey (AP Photo)

By    |   Wednesday, 31 May 2017 09:39 PM

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin is not a fan of President Donald Trump, but he has found one thing he could agree with him on: James Comey is a "showboat."

On Wednesday's episode of "The Situation Room" with Wolf Blitzer, retired Rear Adm. John Kirby said he disagreed with Trump's assessment of the fired FBI director.

"You have to do violence to the English language to call Jim Comey a showboat," Kirby said. "He has been nothing but straight-laced."

Toobin jumped in, pointing to Comey breaking Justice Department protocol when he held a July press conference laying out a case against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton — then saying she cannot be charged with a crime because no "intent" was provable.

"Jim Comey has shown a great thirst for the limelight for a public official during his career," Toobin said. "I think the president may be on to something in the accusation that Jim Comey is a showboat."

That does not mean Comey is a liar, Toobin added. "But showboat? I think there is something to that."

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CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin is not a fan of President Donald Trump, but he has found one thing he could agree with him on: James Comey is a "showboat."
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Wednesday, 31 May 2017 09:39 PM
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