Comey friend: If I were Trump, I would be scared

Comey friend: If I were Trump, I would be scared
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A friend of James Comey late Tuesday said the former FBI director has a story to tell, adding that he would be scared if he were President TrumpDonald John TrumpScarborough mocks 'Deflection Don' over transgender troop ban Pelosi condemns Trump's 'cowardly, disgusting' ban on transgender troops Trump moves to ban most transgender people from serving in military MORE.

"He's going to be fine. He's not somebody who spends time feeling sorry for himself," Benjamin Wittes, who describes himself as a Comey confidant, said on CNN when asked how Comey was doing.

"I thought it was interesting and very telling that he declined an opportunity to tell his story in private. He clearly wants to do it in a public setting," Wittes continued.

"I think that's a reflection of the fact that this is a guy with a story to tell. I think if I were Donald Trump that would scare me a lot."

Trump fired Comey earlier this month.

Reports later surfaced that Trump called Comey a "nut job" during an Oval Office meeting with Russian officials and told them his firing relieved "great pressure" from the investigation into whether Trump campaign associates colluded with Russian officials to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

Lawmakers are now awaiting Comey's first public comments since he was fired. Last week, Comey agreed to publicly testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

A report last week said Comey is expected to testify that he believes Trump was deliberately trying to meddle in the FBI's investigation of Russian interference in the presidential election.