Stephen Bannon slammed President Donald Trump during his first extended interview since he was ousted as the president’s top strategist last month, calling his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey perhaps the greatest mistake in “modern political history.”
“Someone said to me that you described the firing of James Comey, you’re a student of history, as the biggest mistake in political history,” interviewer Rose said to Bannon in their interview, posted online last night.
“That would be probably — that probably would be too bombastic even for me, but maybe modern political history,” Bannon replied.
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Bannon acknowledged that had Comey not been fired, the Justice Department investigation into Russian election interference would likely not have been handed over to Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
“I don’t think there’s any doubt that if James Comey had not been fired, we would not have a special counsel, yes,” he said. “We would not have the Mueller investigation. We would not have the Mueller investigation and the breadth that clearly Mr. Mueller is going for.”
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