Former FBI Director James Comey said on Wednesday that he believes President-elect Biden should consider pardoning President Trump for inciting riots in the Capitol after taking office.
Emily Maitlis of the BBC News Night asked Comey if he thought Biden should succeed Richard Nixon with Gerald Ford at the time (Richard Nixon) to pardon Trump because he resigned in 1974 after the Watergate scandal.
“I don’t know, he should at least think about it,” Comey told Metlis. “In order to heal this country and get us to a part where we can focus on what is going to happen in the next four years, I think Joe Biden will have to at least consider this.”
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Comey was fired in the first year of Trump’s presidency, which led to an investigation of Mueller. He said he was not sure about Trump-he called him an “illegal utopian” in an interview-because the U.S. Supreme Court had already expressed that it was a guilt.
The former FBI leader said that he believes Trump “belongs to prison”, but he believes that it is not in America’s best interest to pursue his crimes.
He said that any decision Biden makes should be “transparent” to the American people.
Any pardon will only save the president from potential federal charges, but not prevent state investigations.
The BBC interview was one of several media outlets to promote his new book “Save Justice: Truth, Transparency and Trust”.
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On Wednesday, the House of Representatives impeached the president with a vote of 232 to 197 for “sedition” after his supporters rioted into the Capitol on January 6, but failed to prevent Biden’s electoral college from winning proof.