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Kellyanne Conway: James Comey should ‘go get a lawyer’

March 25, 2019

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Monday that former FBI Director James Comey should “go get a lawyer” for his part in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigationinto potential collusion and obstruction involving President Trump.

“The failure to find obstruction means that no obstruction was written into the report for a reason. But let’s not forget where that came from. That came from leaks and accusations, I believe, started with Jim Comey,” Ms. Conway said.

“He specifically leaked information hoping that would draw an investigation,” she said. “He’s doing something, aggrandizing himself, but maybe we’ll have to hear from here again. Maybe he should go get a lawyer. Maybe he should be brought in. Maybe you shouldn’t give the hero’s welcome and the phony book tour.”

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, responding Sunday to a Comey tweet, seemingly suggested the former FBI director could be brought in for questioning in the near future.

Could not agree more. See you soon. https://t.co/KNGzyDizdq Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) March 25, 2019

Mr. Comey, who was fired in 2017, told the Senate Intelligence Committee that Mr. Trump asked him to “let go” of an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Mr. Comey also said he believed he was fired because he was conducting an investigation into possible Russia collusion with the Trump campaign, which Mr. Mueller concluded.

The four-page summary of the Mueller report provided Sunday by Attorney General William P. Barr said Mr. Mueller exonerated Mr. Trump and his campaign of any collusion with Russia but chose to not make a determination on obstruction of justice.

Mr. Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the evidence against obstruction of justice is not enough to pursue charges.

Dave Boyer contributed to this story.