Comey on Clinton tweet: 'I regret only being involved in the 2016 election'

Former FBI director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump remarks put pressure on Barr Ex-deputy attorney general says Justice Dept. 'will ignore' Trump's threats against political rivals DOJ weakens policy on investigating elections: report MORE on Sunday called a tweet by Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump jokingly blames 'Crooked Hillary' after his rally mic stops working The Hill's Campaign Report: Two weeks to the election l Biden leads in new polls as debate looms l Trump pressures DOJ on Hunter Biden Trump remarks put pressure on Barr MORE mocking his actions leading up to the 2016 election "pretty funny" adding that he understood why she sent the jab.

Comey last week tweeted a photo of himself in a t-shirt reading “Elect More Women” on the centennial of the 19th Amendment.

In response, the former secretary of state tweeted a GIF of herself looking bemused during a 2016 interview, in reference to Comey's letter one week before the election announcing new developments in the investigation of her private email server. Clinton has suggested she believes reopening the investigation cost her the election.


"I think it is pretty funny, and I get why she would send something like that. She’s better at Twitter than I am,” Comey rold CBS’ “Face the Nation.”  “I regret only being involved in the 2016 election. We were stuck and I think we made the right decisions, choosing between terrible options. I wasn’t trying, nor was anybody else in the FBI, trying to elect or not elect anybody.”

“I hope more women get elected to office,” he concluded. “I’m proud of that shirt that my daughters and my wife gave me, and I think it’s time for more women to be leaders in this country, we’ll all be better off.”

Comey also addressed U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the origin of the FBI probe into President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE’s 2016 campaign, and former CIA director John Brennan’s statement that he is not a target in the probe.

Asked by CBS’ Margaret Brennan whether he believed he himself was a target, Comey responded “I can’t imagine that I’m a target...They just want to have an investigation to talk about.”