In a book by James Comey released within days

Former FBI director: Trump should not be prosecuted after he leaves office

  • James Comey became one of the biggest critics of the US President.



Former FBI Director James Comey said in a new book that President Donald Trump should not be prosecuted once he leaves the White House, regardless of the evidence gathered against him.

In his book, Saving Justice: Truth, Transparency and Trust, to be published on January 12, Comey wrote that the next US attorney general, under Joe Biden, “should not pursue a criminal investigation with Donald Trump, regardless of the extent of the investigations left by the special counsel. Robert Mueller, or "The Power of Financial Evidence and Fraud."

"Although these cases may be valid, the task of the next attorney general should focus on bolstering the confidence of the American people," said the former official, whom Trump has a strong dislike.

This view is likely to surprise many, perhaps including Trump himself, as Comey has emerged as a strong critic of Trump and has been a frequent target of threats and insults from the president.

In May 2017, Trump sacked Comey, a measure that prompted Mueller's appointment to investigate Russian interference in the elections and links between the president and Moscow.

Comey has gained great fame since he left the government, and now has many critics and supporters, and his new book will be closely examined, although the new book is directed at “ordinary citizens, not legal experts or historians,” as the author says, and is intended to be a guide to restoring Building the institutions that Trump has struck.

Biden will be inaugurated on January 20, but he has not yet named his attorney general candidate.

And former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, who led the ministry for a short period while Comey was leading the FBI, and Trump also dismissed her, among the first candidates, in addition to former Alabama Senator Doug Jones.

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