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

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

Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyBarr predicts progressive prosecutors will lead to 'more crime, more victims' James Comey shows our criminal justice system works as intended Trump says he's 'very strongly' considering commuting Rod Blagojevich's sentence MORE said Thursday that "it sure looks like" there is enough evidence to prosecute President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? MORE for obstruction of justice based on details laid out in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony Kellyanne Conway: 'I'd like to know' if Mueller read his own report 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.”


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 BarrWilliam Pelham BarrAttorney General Barr's license to kill Medical examiner confirms Epstein death by suicide Justice Dept. says Mueller report has been downloaded 800 million times MORE said he would not pursue an obstruction of justice charge against Trump.