Chris Wallace: Comey has some explaining to do


CHRIS WALLACE ANCHOR OF “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”. SPECIAL DAY TO SEE YOU IN NEW YORK. GOOD MORNING TO YOU.>>CAN I QUICKLY SAY THERE IS A FELLOW NAMED MIKE IRWIN, A FRIEND OF YOURS FROM CINCINNATI IS PEDDLING STORY WITH BILL HEMMER IN HIGH SCHOOL. BE GENTLE. I HAVE AMMUNITION.>>Bill: WAS HE SPEAKING WELL?>>YOU COULD HAVE DONE BETTER.>>Bill: THAT’S A GOOD SHOUT-OUT. A BIG SHOW THAT YOU HAVE ON SUNDAY. JAMES COMEY IS COMING ON, ADAM SCHIFF IS COMING ON.>>Julie: PAM BONDI IS COMING ON>>Bill: A BIG DEAL COMING ON THE HEELS OF THE I.G. REPORT. WHAT DO YOU FIND OUT WHAT JAMES COMEY AFTER HOROWITZ’S REPORT IS OUT THERE AND WE SAW THE WAY THAT LINDSEY GRAHAM RIPPED INTO THIS THING. WHAT IS NEXT IN THAT STORY DO YOU THINK?>>WELL, LOOK, WHEN HE LEFT OFFICE AND EVER SINCE JAMES COMEY HAS BASICALLY SAID THAT THE F.B.I. DID NOTHING WRONG. THAT THEY ACTED THE WAY THEY SHOULD HAVE. THEY FOLLOWED ALL THE PROPER PROTOCOLS. THEY GOT SOME ENDORSEMENT FROM THE I.G. REPORT THAT SAID THAT IT WAS THE TRUMP INVESTIGATION WAS PROPERLY OPENED AND THAT THERE WAS NOT POLITICAL BIAS. BUT THERE WAS A LOT ABOUT RAMPANT ABUSE, MISCONDUCT. SOME WOULD SAY ILLEGALITY AFTER THE WAY THEY WENT AFTER THE FISA WARRANTS AND I WANT THE TALK ABOUT THAT.>>Bill: DO YOU THINK JAMES COMEY IS COMING OUT TO DEFEND HIMSELF AGAIN?>>HE HAS ALREADY THIS WEEK TAKEN A VICTORY LAP AND SAID THIS DISPROVES ALL OF THE TRUMP NARRATIVE THAT WE SPIED, THAT WE HAD A POLITICAL ANIMUS IN OPENING THE INVESTIGATION. SOME PART IS RIGHT.>>Bill: ADAM SCHIFF WILL BE ON ALSO. WHERE WERE YOU IN 1974 AND 1998? DO YOU FEEL THE GRAVITY OF THE DAY THE SAME AS IT DID THEN?>>WELL, MORE IN 74 THAN IN 98. I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THIS. THANK YOU FOR MENTIONING. I WASN’T THERE FOR ANDREW JOHNSON IN 1868. BUT YOU COULD ARGUE TO SOME DEGREE THAT THIS KIND OF A POLITICAL DIVISIVE IMPEACHMENT IS MORE OFTEN THE CASE THAN NOT. IN 1868 ANDREW JOHNSON WAS IMPEACHED BECAUSE HE FIRED HIS SECRETARY OF WAR. AND CONGRESS HAD PASSED A TOTALLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL TENURE OF OFFICE ACT. IN 1998, BILL CLINTON WAS IMPEACHED FOR LYING ABOUT SEX. YES, HE PERJURED HIMSELF BUT IT WAS VERY CONTROVERSIAL. THE ONE THAT STANDS THE TEST OF TIME IN TERMS OF HISTORY IS THE NIXON IMPEACHMENT IN 1974 WHEN THERE WAS CLEAR ABUSE OF OFFICE AND ILLEGALALITY. TO A CERTAIN DEGREE THE TRUMP IMPEACHMENT FITS MORE IN WITH CLINTON AND ANDREW JOHNSON THAN IT DOES WITH RICHARD NIXON.>>Bill: YOU WONDER IF THE ACT ITSELF IS BEING WATERED DOWN.>>A GOOD QUESTION AND INTERESTING CHART TODAY IN TERMS NOT OF ACTUAL IMPEACHMENT BUT JUST FILING ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT. AND I THINK IT HAPPENED FOUR TIMES IN THE FIRST 200 YEARS OF THE COUNTRY. NOW IT HAS HAPPENED ALMOST WITH EVERY PRESIDENT. NOT THAT THEY’VE BEEN IMPEACHED BUT I KNOW IT HAPPENED WITH OBAMA, GEORGE W. BUSH, THAT AN ARTICLE OF IMPEACHMENT IS SUBMITTED BY ONE MEMBER OF CONGRESS. IT HAS BECOME WAY TOO ROUTINE AND IT SHOULDN’T BE.>>Bill: NEXT WEEK WE’LL HAVE A BIG WEEK TOGETHER.>>YOU ARE COMING TO MY TOWN.>>Bill: I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”. MIKE IRWIN SAID YOU WERE AROUND WITH PRESIDENT JOHNSON IN 1868. TAKE THAT, MR. WALLACE.>>I WILL TELL THE JOKE ABOUT WHAT FATHER COON SAID ABOUT YOU.>>Bill: TAKE IT EASY ON THAT.>>Julie: HEARTWARMING MISSION MAKING SURE NONE OF OUR NATION’S HEROES ARE SPENDING IT ALONE AND WE’LL TELL YOU HOW YOU CAN HELP NEXT. with Zicam! Zicam is
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