CNN Reporter: Details Of Comey’s Firing Feel ‘Like A Scene Out Of The Godfather’

CNN congressional reporter Dana Bash on Thursday said that newly revealed details about President Donald Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey make his abrupt termination feel “like a scene out of ‘The Godfather.'”

“Look, it makes sense that that’s the way you do business in New York,” Bash said, responding to Trump’s claim that he asked Comey whether he was the subject of an FBI investigation over dinner. “It does not make sense that that’s the way you do business when you are the President of the United States.”

She called it “a double whammy,” citing Trump’s claim that Comey expressed his desire to keep his job as head of the FBI.

“In the same conversation they talked about James Comey’s job prospects and whether or not he was going to stay in that job. Well, who decides whether he was going to stay in that job? The President,” Bash said. “I mean, it almost feels like a scene out of “The Godfather,” but it’s not. It’s real, and it’s alarming.”


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