White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that she wanted former FBI Director James Corey prosecuted by the Department of Justice for a myriad of supposed crimes.
Sanders claimed during a press briefing that Corey admitted that he “leaked privileged government information,” which in itself is not a crime:
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, they would face serious repercussions. His actions were improper and likely could have been illegal.
Comey leaked memos to the New York Times. He politicized an investigation by signaling he would exonerate Hillary Clinton before interviewing her or other key witnesses. [Trump] is very happy with the decision he made and I think he has been fully vindicated.
When asked if she wanted Comey prosecuted, Sanders affirmed the idea:
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’s ever a moment we think someone has broken the law, particularly if they’re the head of the FBI, I think that’s something that should certainly be looked at.
Sanders later denied that she was advocating the Justice Department prosecute Comey:
Anybody that breaks that law, whatever that process is that needs to be followed, should certainly be looked at, if they determine that’s the course of action to take, then they should certainly do that. But I’m not here to ever direct the DOJ.
(Source: CNN via YouTube)