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 ComeyRosenstein steps back into GOP crosshairs The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump tweets as tensions escalate across US This week: Senate reconvenes as protests roil nation amid pandemic MORE says he has a “fantasy” about deleting his Twitter account after the end of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSessions accepts 'Fox News Sunday' invitation to debate, Tuberville declines Priest among those police cleared from St. John's Church patio for Trump visit Trump criticizes CNN on split-screen audio of Rose Garden address, protesters clashing with police 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 ClintonSessions accepts 'Fox News Sunday' invitation to debate, Tuberville declines The Memo: Trump lags in polls as crises press Biden savors Trump's latest attacks MORE's use of a private email server and after the FBI started probing potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia in 2016.