Hillary Clinton declined to say Thursday whether she would replace FBI Director James Comey if elected president, saying she would “never” comment on personnel issues.
Sirius XM radio host Joe Madison asked Clinton if she would ask Comey to resign. In response, Clinton said she was “not going to either get ahead of myself by assuming I’ll be fortunate enough to be elected. That’s really up to you and your listeners.”
“People have to turn out or nothing that I’m going to be proposing will come into reality, but I also would never comment on any kind of personnel issue,” she continued.
President Barack Obama nominated Comey to lead the bureau in 2013. Comey was a U.S. attorney and then deputy attorney general in George W. Bush’s administration before taking a slew of positions in the private sector and academia.
Comey became the subject of intense criticism after he announced Friday the discovery of emails that “appear to be pertinent to our investigation” of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, breaking a Justice Department and FBI tradition of not commenting on investigations within 60 days of an election.