Comey: Gen. Kelly Might Have Been Upset With Rosenstein And Sessions For Firing Me
James Comey said on Thursday that Gen. John Kelly may have been upset with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein for firing the Former FBI director.
Comey said he received a phone call from then-Department of Homeland Security secretary John Kelly shortly after he was fired. Kelly allegedly told Comey he did not want to work with people who treated him in a “dishonorable way.”
CNN anchor Jake Tapper asked Comey during an exclusive interview on Thursday if Kelly was calling President Trump “dishonorable.”
“I don’t remember John calling the president dishonorable,” Comey replied. “He was talking about people and I don’t like you being treated this way, and I won’t stay and work with people that would treat you in such a dishonorable way.”
Tapper asked who Kelly could’ve been talking about if he weren’t talking about the president, and Comey suggested it could have been Sessions or Rosenstein.
“I don’t know what he had in his head but he might have meant the Attorney General, he might have meant the Deputy Attorney General who were deeply involved in my firing. I don’t know,” Comey stated. “He conveyed a sense he didn’t want to continue to work for people who treat me that way.”