Former FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday panned Attorney General William Barr's summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's report as "misleading" and "inadequate," and rejected Barr's claims the FBI spied on President Donald Trump's campaign.
"It certainly gave the impression that Bob Mueller had decided that he was not going to rule on this question of obstruction of justice when that's not what Mueller did," Comey told "CBS This Morning." "Mueller laid it out and signaled to a future prosecutor after this individual is out of office you ought to take a serious look at charging him."
Mueller's outline showing 10 times Trump might have obstructed justice was "deeply concerning," said Comey.
The former FBI director also hit back at Barr after he testified Trump's campaign had been spied upon, telling CBS the FBI does not "spy" but it "investigates."
"We investigated a very serious allegation that Americans might be hooked up with the Russian effort to attack our democracy," said Comey, adding if a Democratic candidate was speaking with foreign interests, Republicans "would be screaming" for the FBI to investigate, and "that's all we did."
The Mueller report, Comey said, should be enough to tell American voters what they need to know about Trump, calling on them to "move on" and take action by voting in the 2020 election.
"Read the report," he urged. "If you didn't have a clear enough view of Donald Trump's character and the way he approaches this office, you now do."
Sandy Fitzgerald has more than three decades in journalism and serves as a general assignment writer for Newsmax covering news, media, and politics.
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