Comey says he has a 'fantasy' about deleting his Twitter account after end of Trump term

Comey says he has a 'fantasy' about deleting his Twitter account after end of Trump term
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Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyNYT: Justice investigating alleged Comey leak of years-old classified info Bernie-Hillary echoes seen in Biden-Sanders primary fight Rosenstein on his time in Trump administration: 'We got all the big issues right' MORE says he has a “fantasy” about deleting his Twitter account after the end of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' MORE's term.

“I have a fantasy about on January 21, 2021, deleting my Twitter and moving on to something else,” he told The New York Times in an interview published Saturday. “But until then, I can’t.”

He added, “This country is so much better than this president.”

Comey, a vocal Trump critic who regularly spars with the president, has pledged to spend the next year working to drive Trump out of power as the president runs for reelection next year, the Times noted.

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The former FBI chief's comments come after he said last month that he hopes Trump isn't impeached because it would let the American people "off the hook," adding that the public needs to "take responsibility" and vote to decide whether Trump should continue in the presidency. 

"As a citizen, I kind of hope [Trump isn't impeached] because I think the American people would be let off the hook if Donald Trump were impeached and removed from office," he said. "And a lot of his supporters would think some sort of coup had taken place."

Trump fired Comey from his position in 2017 over his handling of the investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton Democrats plot new approach to win over rural voters The Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary Rosenstein says he authorized release of Strzok-Page texts MORE's use of a private email server and after the FBI started probing potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia in 2016.