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 ComeyAttorney General Barr puts former intel bosses on notice Christopher Steele's nugget of fool's gold was easily disproven — but FBI didn't blink an eye Clash with Trump marks latest break with GOP leaders for Justin Amash MORE said Thursday that "it sure looks like" there is enough evidence to prosecute President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE for obstruction of justice based on details laid out in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerHouse progressive: Pelosi 'has it right' on impeachment Democrats talk subpoena for Mueller Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna: 'I'm not there yet' on impeachment 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 BarrThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign Justin Amash confirms collusion witch hunt was all about politics MORE said he would not pursue an obstruction of justice charge against Trump.