Sanders: Not a 'bad thing' if Comey resigns

Sanders: Not a 'bad thing' if Comey resigns
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersAdvisor: Sanders could beat Trump in Texas Bloomberg rips Sanders over Castro comments Liberal author Matt Stoller: Iowa caucus screw-up was 'Boeing 737 Max of the Democratic Party' MORE (I-Vt.) said Sunday that it “would not be a bad thing” if FBI Director James Comey resigned from his role heading the bureau.

“I think he should take a hard look at what he has done, and it would not be a bad thing for the American people if he did step down,” Sanders told ABC’s “This Week.”

Sanders said Comey acted in an “outrageous way” during the presidential campaign, referencing the director’s letter to lawmakers just before the election that the FBI had obtained additional information potentially relevant to the investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden faces do-or-die primary in South Carolina President Trump's assault on checks and balances: Five acts in four weeks Schiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again' MORE’s private email server.

Comey then said days before the election that no new evidence of wrongdoing had been found.


The Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general announced last week that it will launch an investigation into the FBI’s and DOJ's conduct leading up to the 2016 elections.

“No one can say ‘this is decisive’ and ‘this is what elected Trump,’ but clearly his behavior during the campaign and what he said in the week or two before the election was unacceptable,” Sanders added on Sunday.