Comey: It's 'a very good thing' that Mueller report suggests no collusion

Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyFlynn urged Russian diplomat to have 'reciprocal' response to Obama sanctions, new transcripts show Comey, Rice, Clapper among GOP senator's targets for subpoenas amid Obama-era probe GOP chairman to seek subpoena power in investigation of Russia probe, 'unmasking' requests MORE said Tuesday he believes it's "a very good thing" that the Mueller report appears to suggest there is not significant evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign in the 2016 election. 

"It’s a very good thing that the special counsel appears to have concluded there isn’t sufficient evidence to establish any Americans were part of this effort," Comey told CNN. "I don’t care what party you’re in, that should be good news to you as an American citizen." 

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE submitted a report on his investigation into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 election, including possible coordination with President TrumpDonald John TrumpDonald Trump and Joe Biden create different narratives for the election The hollowing out of the CDC Poll: Biden widens lead over Trump to 10 points MORE's campaign, to Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrTrump social media order starts off on shaky legal ground The Department of Justice should step aside in the George Floyd case Valerie Jarrett to DOJ on George Floyd: 'We expect action, we expect justice' MORE last month. Barr said the probe found no evidence of collusion. The full report has not been released.

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Comey, a frequent Trump critic who was fired by the president in 2017, said before the report's release that he wasn't "rooting" for the report to convict or clear the president

"I’m not rooting for Mr. Mueller to demonstrate that he is a criminal," Comey wrote in New York Times op-ed last month. "I’m also not rooting for Mr. Mueller to 'clear' the president. I’m not rooting for anything at all, except that the special counsel be permitted to finish his work, charge whatever cases warrant charging and report on his work."