Former Bush Official Says Comey Made One Crucial Mistake

Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales criticized former FBI Director James Comey on Friday for failing to notify his superiors at the Justice Department of concerns with his conversations with President Trump.

“If in fact Jim Comey felt so strongly about the pressure he was feeling from the White House, he had an obligation in my judgment … to notify Jeff Sessions, Rod Rosenstein, Dana Boente, someone, because it is the job of the attorney general and the deputy attorney general to protect all the bureaus and services and divisions within the Department of Justice,” Gonzales said on CNN’s “New Day.”

Gonzales said that had Comey notified his superiors, someone like Sessions could’ve warned Trump that his conversations with Comey were improper and “dangerous.”

But if Comey didn’t speak with top Justice Department officials, Gonzales said he “failed at his job.”


Originally published by the Washington Examiner.