Former FBI Director James Comey said his wife and most of his children supported Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 Clinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Attorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty MORE in the 2016 presidential election, and later took part in the Women's March after President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE's inauguration.
"I didn't take a poll among all the kids, but I'm pretty sure that at least my four daughters, probably all five of my kids, wanted Hillary Clinton to be the first woman president," Comey said in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos.
"There was a lot of passion in this house for Hillary Clinton. And I— I get that," he added. "But again, I hope it illustrates to people that I really wasn't making decisions based on political fortunes."
Comey publicly said months before the election that Clinton would not be prosecuted for her use of a private email server to handle classified information while she was secretary of State.
However, he wrote a letter just a couple days before Election Day stating the FBI had uncovered new emails. Though Comey eventually said no new information was found in the emails, Clinton’s team blamed the letter for her sharp drop in the polls leading up to the election.
Comey told Stephanopoulos that he's still never met Clinton.
Comey’s interview coincided with the release of his book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” which details his interactions with the president and the fallout from the FBI's probe of Clinton's emails during the 2016 campaign.
In the days since the first excerpts of Comey’s book were released, Trump has lashed out at the former FBI director, labeling him a “leaker and liar,” a “slimeball” and “worst FBI Director in history, by far!”
Trump fired Comey last May. His ouster from the FBI led to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller to lead the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign.