WATCH: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says James Comey Committed ‘Atrocities’

Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said today that former FBI Director James Comey committed “atrocities.”

This came as Sanders was explaining President Donald Trump’s decision to fire the FBI director. Sanders maintained that Comey was fired because of the way he handled the Hillary Clinton email case.

“Having a letter like the one that [Trump] received [from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein], and having that conversation that outlined the basic atrocities in circumventing the chain of command in the Department of Justice…any person of legal mind and authority knows what a big deal that is, particularly in the Department of Justice…” Sanders said.

When she refers to circumventing the chain of command, she’s referring to James Comey’s decision in July 2016 to hold a press conference about the Hillary Clinton email investigation, as well as his decision to send a letter to Congress in October informing them that the department was looking into new emails in the case.

Donald Trump during the campaign celebrated James Comey’s actions in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. When asked about this discrepancy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that there’s a difference between campaigning and being president.

“He was a candidate, not the president,” she said. “The circumstances certainly change when you become the president.”

Even as president, though, Trump has repeatedly said that he has confidence in James Comey, including as recently as last month.

“I have confidence in him,” Trump said in an interview with Fox Business in April. “We’ll see what happens. It’s going to be interesting…Don’t forget, when Jim Comey came out, he saved Hillary Clinton. People don’t realize that. He saved her life.”

And last week, on May 3rd, Spicer said during a press briefing, “The president has confidence in the director.”

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Anonymous

Suzzi, could you blame him? Working for a narcissist like Trump, I’m surprised he didn’t flatline before this!

Anonymous

“He was a candidate, not the president,” she said. “The circumstances certainly change when you become the president.” –He became President in January!!!! This is May!!!! He’s way too late for any reasonable termination. This is nothing more than complete incompetence. Comey won’t be missed but the timing is a serious issue. This President does not know what he’s doing. He has insisted on surrounding himself around people that also don’t know what they’re doing. The U.S.A. is NOT a company!!! To be run like a sales deal. He refuses to adhere to basic policy and principles. I understand his fan base that want the political agenda to be broken up and to ‘do things differently’ than what the political machine has always dictated. I think most of us do want that. But at what price? We still have laws and yes, regulations, that need to be obeyed. You can’t bully your way into the WH and pretend to be above the law. Nixon tried it. He tried hard. And lost!! This POTUS is devoid of integrity, common sense and accountability. He.Is.Dangerous.

Anonymous

Excuse me. He became President in November!!!! My bad. He had plenty of time to think about getting rid of such an atrocious FBI Director.

Anonymous

No, he was ELECTED president in November 2016. He BECAME president at his January 20, 2017 inaugurination, and not one second before. If you’re going to blog, at least learn basic American Civics!!!

Anonymous

Trump only evaluated his Congressional testimonies.

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