MSNBC’s Jen Psaki and former FBI director James Comey performed out how Donald Trump’s towering authorized issues may shake out within the upcoming presidential election, with Comey mentioning the chance that Trump may seem on the GOP conference sporting an ankle bracelet.
Whereas Comey advised Psaki he didn’t need to envision a actuality through which Trump wins again the White Home, he admitted that he may see the 2024 election enjoying out as such.
“I imply, it’s this loopy world that Donald Trump has dragged this nation into, however he could possibly be sporting an ankle bracelet whereas accepting the nomination on the Republican conference,” Comey stated Sunday on “Inside with Jen Psaki.”
Psaki took the hypothetical one step additional to suggest that the previous president “could possibly be sporting an ankle bracelet, and be elected in November.”
“You’d be rejected should you put it in a script for a present, however you would have a president who’s doubtlessly incarcerated when he’s elected president,” Comey continued.
Along with being discovered liable final month for sexual abuse and defamation dedicated towards writer E. Jean Carroll and being indicted on felony costs in New York, Trump additionally faces probes concerning makes an attempt to overturn the 2020 election ends in Georgia in addition to two Justice Division inquiries headed up by Jack Smith.
“That may be bizarre and awkward, and it appears even loopy to be popping out of my mouth, however that’s the scenario we face,” Comey stated. “It appears just like the Republicans will possible nominate somebody who’s beneath severe felony investigation, is indicted, and who is aware of the place that’s going to steer us.”
Comey, who was fired from his submit as FBI Director by Trump in Could 2017 amid the probe into Russia’s involvement within the 2020 election, additionally stated he’s planning on voting for President Joe Biden within the upcoming election regardless of his longtime standing as a Republican, saying, “It must be Joe Biden.”
“It must be any individual dedicated to the rule of regulation, dedicated to the values of this nation — and I’m not speaking about coverage; folks can disagree about coverage — there are issues about these disagreements that every one of us ought to take into consideration the identical manner,” Comey stated. “The president have to be somebody who abides the regulation and our Structure. And there’s nobody else however Joe Biden.”