Sanders: ‘It Would Not Be A Bad Thing’ If Comey Resigned

Key Points: FBI Director James Comey, investigation, Amanda Terkel Senior Political Reporter, Donald Trump, and campaign

Amanda Terkel Senior Political Reporter, The Huffington Post Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday backed calls for FBI Director James Comey’s resignation, sharply criticizing the way he handled Hillary Clinton’s email investigation during the presidential campaign.

Just days before the 2016 election, Comey told Congress that the FBI was looking into emails found on a computer belonging to former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) that might or might not be pertinent to the investigation into Clinton’s email server and handling of classified information while she ran the State Department.

The announcement caused a firestorm and cast an ethical cloud over Clinton that never fully evaporated, even when the FBI cleared her ― again ― a few days later.