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 ComeyWant the truth? Put your money on Bill Barr, not Jerry Nadler Want the truth? Put your money on Bill Barr, not Jerry Nadler Trump: Reported security incidents related to Clinton emails 'really big' MORE said Thursday that "it sure looks like" there is enough evidence to prosecute President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senator introduces bill to hold online platforms liable for political bias Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally MORE for obstruction of justice based on details laid out in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump 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 BarrWilliam Pelham BarrTrump blasts Mueller, decries 'witch hunt' at 2020 launch Trump blasts Mueller, decries 'witch hunt' at 2020 launch Cummings requests interview with Census official over new allegations on citizenship question MORE said he would not pursue an obstruction of justice charge against Trump.