With all the talk of hurricanes now officially behind us (at least for now), the media was once again able to return to its favorite topic at today's daily press briefing with Sarah Sanders: Russia. And with Steve Bannon recently referring to it as the biggest mistake "in modern political history," today seemed like the perfect time to once again ask Sanders for her thoughts on the Comey dismissal.
Luckily, for our entertainment purposes at least, Sanders didn't back down from a question from a New York Times reporter about President Trump's current thinking on Comey's firing.
“The president is proud of the decision that he made. The president was 100 percent right in firing James Comey. He knew it could be bad for him politically and felt he had an obligation to do what was right for the American people and men and women at the FBI.”
“I think there is no secret Comey by his own self-admission leaked privileged government information weeks before president Trump fired him Comey testified that an FBI agent engaged in the same practice would face serious repercussions. His actions were improper. He leaked memos to 'New York Times.' He signaled he would exonerate Hillary Clinton before interviewing her. He is very happy with the decision he made.”
"Comey Exonerated Hillary Clinton Before He Even Interviewed Her" Sarah Sanders Slams NYT Reporter pic.twitter.com/8kvQS6u7fL— Americas Voice (@AmericasVote16) September 12, 2017
Meanwhile, in a followup question on whether Comey should be prosecuted for his potentially illegal actions, Sanders, once again, did not disappoint.
"That's not the President's role. That's the job of the Department of Justice and something they should certainly look at."
“I think if there was ever a moment where we feel someone has broken law, particularly if they are the head of the FBI, I think that's certainly something that should be looked at."
Press Sec. Sarah Sanders says whether former FBI Dir. James Comey should be prosecuted is something the DOJ "should certainly look at." pic.twitter.com/9HqnhTUwtr— ABC News (@ABC) September 12, 2017
Of course, we can hear the Left's screams of 'witness intimidation' already echoing from the halls of Congress...