Trump rips Comey after CNN town hall: 'He brought the FBI down'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFacebook releases audit on conservative bias claims Harry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' Recessions happen when presidents overlook key problems MORE tore into James ComeyJames Brien Comey3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 Barr predicts progressive prosecutors will lead to 'more crime, more victims' James Comey shows our criminal justice system works as intended MORE on Thursday night, hours after the former FBI director suggested in a wide-ranging CNN town hall that he be prosecuted.

Trump knocked Comey in a tweet as "a disgrace to the FBI" while predicting that he "will go down as the worst Director in its long and once proud history."

"He brought the FBI down, almost all Republicans & Democrats thought he should be FIRED, but the FBI will regain greatness because of the great men & women who work there!" he added. 

The remarks were the latest salvo in the pair's fractious relationship and came exactly two years after Trump fired Comey, the law enforcement official who at the time was leading the federal probe into the Trump campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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Trump took to Twitter to blast Comey on Thursday after the former FBI chief appeared on CNN and ripped into the president, saying it appeared there was enough evidence to prosecute him for obstruction of justice based on the details laid out in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerMueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony MORE's report.
 
Comey said during the appearance that he had "no doubt" Trump would have been charged with obstruction if he were not president, adding that the Justice Department would have to take a "serious look" at whether to pursue charges after he leaves office.
 
"Whether it's a wise thing to do to a former president, I don't know, that's a harder question — a much bigger question — than the facts of the case," Comey said.