The former FBI director never asked Donald Trump what he meant by “loyalty” or “loyalty with honesty” nor did he understand what was meant by the “thing” they had between them. However, the man who couldn’t determine Hillary’s “intent”, ascribed motives to Trump when he was questioned by Senator McCain.
When Marco Rubio asked Comey why he wasn’t up front at any time with Trump, Comey said he was “stunned”:
COMEY: “I don’t know. I think the — as I said earlier, I think the circumstances were such, that it was — I was a bit stunned and didn’t have the presence of mind. And I don’t know — you know, I don’t want to make you sound like I’m captain courageous, I don’t know whether if I had the presence of mind, I would have said, sir, that’s wrong. I don’t know whether I would have.”
COMEY: “But in the moment, it — it — it didn’t — it didn’t come to my mind. What came to my mind is be careful what you say. And so I said, I agree Flynn is a good guy.”
Senator McCain was also perplexed as to why Comey never asked Trump what the “thing” was.
In his prepared statement Wednesday, the former director wrote:
…on April 11, Comey wrote, the president called him and asked him what he had done about getting out word that he was not personally under investigation. The president told him “the cloud” of the probe was interfering with his ability to do his job.
“I have been very loyal to you, very loyal; we had that thing you know,” Trump told Comey, according to the written testimony. “I did not reply or ask him what he meant by ‘that thing.’ ”
Comey told Senator Dianne Feinstein he was “so stunned” but, when McCain asked, Comey came up with Trump’s intent, something he couldn’t do with Hillary.
It’s more likely he didn’t want to get fired and was too cowardly to ask. He obviously doesn’t understand Trump and had an obligation to ask.
Comey is a damn clairvoyant.
Comey wasted his talent at FBI; he testified he knew in detail what AG Sessions was thinking from body language. He's a dang clairvoyant!
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 8, 2017