Trump: I won’t seek Comey’s resignation

President Trump says he will not request FBI Director James Comey’s resignation, even though the FBI is investigating Trump's potential ties to Russia.

“No, it’s not too late,” Trump said Wednesday on Fox Business when asked about seeking Comey’s resignation.

“I want to give everybody a good, fair chance. We’ll see what happens. It’s going to be interesting.”


The FBI director revealed last month that his agency is probing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, including possible collusion between Moscow and Trump’s campaign.

Trump said Comey helped his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton: Allegations against Cuomo 'raise serious questions,' deserve probe Clinton, Pelosi holding online Women's Day fundraiser with Chrissy Teigen, Amanda Gorman Media circles wagons for conspiracy theorist Neera Tanden MORE, during last year's campaign by recommending against pressing criminal charges over her use of a private email server while secretary of State.

“Director Comey was very, very good to Hillary Clinton,” he said. “He saved her life.”

“If he weren’t, she would be right now going to trial. When he was reading those charges, she was guilty on every charge. And then he said that she was essentially OK.”

Comey announced last July that Clinton was “extremely careless” in her handling of sensitive information in her emails but recommended against pressing criminal charges for her.

The FBI director also notified Congress just days before Election Day that his bureau was looking into newly discovered emails that were possibly pertinent to its probe of Clinton.

Comey ultimately told lawmakers the FBI would not change its earlier opinion that criminal charges against Clinton were unnecessary.