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Bret Baier nails Comey after insane interview: ‘I tried to see if there was a disconnect in his mind’

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In a wide-ranging interview of James Comey with Fox News’ Bret Baier, no one seemed more perplexed by the former FBI director that the interviewer himself.

The host of “Special Report with Bret Baier” reflected on the many eyebrow-raising moments following his interview with Comey on Thursday, telling his colleague Martha MacCallum on “The Story” that it was at times “fascinating.”

Baier was struck foremost by Comey’s admission that “he says to this day he does not definitively know that the dossier was funded by the DNC and Hillary Clinton.”

The Fox News anchor appeared taken aback by the fired FBI chief’s response to the question about the controversial Christopher Steele dossier containing unverified claims about President Trump which was funded by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

“I find that fascinating. I find that interesting,” Baier reflected on Comey’s reply that he “never knew exactly which Democrats had funded” the dossier which sparked the FBI Russia investigation.

“The other thing that stuck out to me was about the leaking of the memos,” Baier recalled. “Again, he pushed back on the word ‘leak.'”

Comey did not consider sharing his memos about conversations with Trump as a “leak,” pushing back on Baier’s question about passing the memos on to three people, including his friend, Columbia University law professor Daniel Richman. Comey defended his actions, saying the “memo was unclassified then” and he “didn’t consider it part of an FBI file… It was my personal aide-memoire.”

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Richman, however, was not just a friend of Comey’s but was also given a special status as a government employee, giving him access to the FBI.

“Why does that matter? Well, what was his job?” Baier told MacCallum. “He was what? He was a valve? he was a guy that you gave stuff to? ”

“He also confirmed that the memos, including what now are considered classified memos, went to three other people. And we know that the FBI had to scrub the computer of one of those people after that because of intelligence,” Baier continued.”

He shared one other thing that he found interesting in his interview with the former FBI chief, who is on a media tour to promote his new book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” which he used as a platform to bash the president for his policies, character and even his physical appearance.

Baeir could not understand the disconnect in Comey’s mind “when he said at the end that he would still be FBI Director tonight.”

“Listening to this media roll-out and this media blitz about this book…he has not shied away from saying the president is morally unfit, that people should vote their conscience but not vote for this guy because he doesn’t match the values and principles that I have and that the country should have,” Baier said.

“And yet, he said as of tonight, had he not been fired, he would still be working for this person, as he’s lambasting Republicans for working with this person who was duly elected by the American public,” Baier continued. “I just thought that was – I tried to see if there was a disconnect in his mind and there wasn’t.”

The president weighed in on Twitter, calling Comey “either very sick or very dumb.”

Comey, himself, declared that he was “grateful for good and tough questions from reporters” in a tweet Thursday.

Sean Davis of The Federalist and The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel seemed just as perplexed as Baier by Comey’s interview.

Frieda Powers

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