Former FBI director James Comey refused to answer CNN’s Jake Tapper’s question Thursday about whether America would be better off if Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election.
“You call [Trump] morally unfit, you call his presidency a forest fire, you say he’s violating the rule of law. Do you think the nation would be better off if Hillary Clinton had won?” Tapper asked.
“I can’t answer that,” Comey said. “That’s something, that hypothetical is too hard to go back in time to try to answer…”
“You paint a pretty dire picture of President Trump,” Tapper said. “It’s hard to imagine how you don’t think the nation would be better off if Hillary Clinton had won?”
“I don’t think about it in those terms though Jake,” Comey said. “I think we have the current president who was in my view legitimately elected, he’s serving as president. The question is–is he adhering to our values? He’s clearly not, so what do we do about it?”