James Comey blasts Fox News directly to one of its reporters for spreading Trump's lies
Former FBI Director James Comey blasted Fox News to the face of one of the network's own reporters Monday while answering questions after testifying before Congress.
Asked by the reporter if he had hurt the bureau's reputation, Comey said no.
"The FBI's reputation is taking a big hit because the president of the United States, with his acolytes, has lied about it constantly," he said. "And in the face of those lies, a whole lot of good people who watch your network [Fox News] believe that nonsense. That's a tragedy."
He added: "That damage will be undone eventually. But that damage has nothing to do with me."
Comey also took the Republican Party for task for cowering in the face of Trump.
"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 to retirement," he said. "But stand up and speak the truth."
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