Fox News’ quintet on “The Five” had a thing or two to say to fired FBI director James Comey for trashing the network following his closed-door testimony Monday before the House Judiciary and Oversight committees.
The disgraced former bureau chief took a break from advocating on social media for the Democratic Party to appear before Congress again, with the partisan hack taking a cheap shot at President Trump, Fox News and conservative Americans while speaking to reporters afterward.
“At some point, someone has to stand up and in the face of fear of Fox News, fear of their base, fear of mean tweets, stand up for the values of this country and not slink away into retirement but stand up and speak the truth,” Comey said, while trying to dictate priorities in America.
“I think Comey’s boy scout image — squeaky clean — I’m not feeling it anymore, said co-host Jesse Watters in a spot on open to the segment. “He seems cynical and jaded and hyper partisan.”
But leave it to colleague Greg Gutfeld to… well, cut to the gut.
“He hurt my feelings. I’m sad he is scared of me,” Gutfeld said. “The fact is, this is a charade of honesty. He said he was unable to recall something, something like 250 times.”
“Before, he always talks about how he’ willing to go there and willing to talk but then when he sits down, he says nothing,” he added. “He’s like the guy who says, ‘Sure, I’ll come over and help you move,’ but when he gets there all he does is drink the beer and eat the pizza you paid for but doesn’t lift a finger. He keeps talking about how honest he is but he deals in mean tweets. He deals in platitudes. He deals in attacks. He thinks he’s a boy scout but he’s more like a disgruntled pitbull.”
Taking it even further, co-host Jedediah Bila called Comey “a joke” in responding to his claim that Trump is destroying the reputation of the FBI — also known as a pivot.
“This is the guy who withheld information from the FISA court. Exonerated Hillary Clinton before he even interviewed her or her aides. He’s a joke,” Bila said.
She said Comey is the only person in Washington who “has less self-awareness than Hillary Clinton.”
“He just has no sense that he comes off so antagonistic, takes no responsibility,” Bila said. “The fact that when someone asked him a question about the FBI, about whether he felt at all responsible for its reputation going south, he just came flat out, ‘Nope, not me.’ Immediately shifted blame to the president. It’s outrageous.”
Bila also commented on Comey’s performance while testifying, asking a question so many others ask, that being how does he get away with it.
“Think about it. If a private citizen went into one of these forums and had to answer these questions and gave 200 plus versions of ‘I don’t know’ and ‘I don’t recall,’ when they were involved in two enormous scandals under their role as leadership, that wouldn’t fly,” she said. “I don’t understand how he gets away with saying he doesn’t remember and doesn’t have to provide some answers as to why he withheld all this information with respect to the dossier, the fact it was unverified, the fact it was funded by the Hillary campaign.
And before co-host Juan Williams weighed in to back Comey, Bila hit the nail on the head with her conclusion.
“There are numerous questions he’s on the line for,” she opined. “And I think it’s really interesting that he chooses to instead sound like he’s running for president on the Democratic ticket and not provide adequate answers to people who have legitimate concerns.”
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