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'Morning Joe' Panelists Rip James Comey Interview

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Monday, 16 April 2018 10:10 AM

Former FBI Director James Comey's bombshell interview with George Stephanopoulos was panned on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Monday.

"One of the biggest contradictions was when he said it would have been brutally unfair for him to have brought to the American public attention the fact that Donald Trump's campaign was also under investigation for ties to Russia because he didn't know if there was anything there," NBC News reporter Heidi Przybyla said.

"Well, what was his decision days before the election? To bring to the American people the fact that there was Anthony Weiner's laptop which also — by the way, they had no idea if there was anything there, any kind of information that was worth anything. And yet, he decided to bring that to the American public's attention."

Council on Foreign Relations chief Richard Haass remarked: "One of the unfortunate things of all of this is that it's happening. There's enough of a circus now. . . This was self-interest, not national interest."

"Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough said Comey mishandled the reopening of the Hillary Clinton email investigation just days before the 2016 presidential election.

"If he would have just said something like, 'I am notifying Congress only because I am required to do so by prior agreement, however, no one should draw any conclusions from this letter, it is simply a notification.' He didn't do that," Scarborough said.

Comey's interview, which aired Sunday night on ABC's "20/20," began a promotional tour for his new memoir, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership," published by Flatiron.

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