Comey: It 'sure looks like' evidence is there to prosecute Trump

Comey: It 'sure looks like' evidence is there to prosecute Trump
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Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyHow conservative conspiracy theories are deepening America's political divide Bolton book sells 780,000 copies in first week, set to surpass 1M copies printed The Seila Law case: Liberty and political firing MORE said Thursday that "it sure looks like" there is enough evidence to prosecute President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump on Kanye West's presidential run: 'He is always going to be for us' Marie Yovanovitch on Vindman retirement: He 'deserved better than this. Our country deserved better than this' Trump says Biden has been 'brainwashed': 'He's been taken over by the radical left' MORE for obstruction of justice based on details laid out in 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's report.

When asked by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper during a town hall whether the evidence was there to prosecute Trump, Comey responded, “It sure looks like it’s there with respect to at least a couple of those episodes of obstruction.”

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Comey, a vocal Trump critic, maintained that there is "no doubt" that Trump would have been charged with obstruction of justice if he were not the president. When asked whether Trump should be prosecuted after his time in office, Comey said the Justice Department would have to take a "serious look" at that.

CNN held its town hall with Comey on the 2-year anniversary of his firing from the FBI by Trump. That firing was one of 10 instances laid out in the Mueller report as possible obstruction of justice on the part of the president.

The Justice Department last month released a redacted version of the Mueller report. In releasing a summary of the report in late March, Attorney General William BarrBill BarrBarr says Black Lives Matter 'distorting the debate' Barr: Don't defund police, invest in them Nadler: Barr dealings with Berman came 'awfully close to bribery' MORE said he would not pursue an obstruction of justice charge against Trump.