IMPASSIONED PLEA

Comey: We Must ‘Use Every Breath We Have’ to Ensure Trump Loses in 2020

Former FBI Director James Comey—who calls himself a “semi-employed celebrity” since he was fired by Donald Trump in May 2017—has called on voters to boot President Trump from office in 2020. “All of us should use every breath we have to make sure the lying stops on Jan. 20th, 2021,” Comey told a cheering crowd Sunday night at the 92nd Street Y during an interview with MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace. Identifying himself as neither a Republican nor a Democrat, Comey threw his avowed nonpartisanship to the winds, telling his audience that  the Democrats “have to win. They have to win.” He said he’s worried that a third-party candidate like Ohio Gov. John Kasich or media mogul Michael Bloomberg could draw enough votes from the Democratic candidate to allow Trump to eke out a victory two years from now. “That’s Donald Trump’s reelection strategy,” he said. Comey claimed, however, that after thinking about it, he has no intention of running for political office himself. “I’m never gonna run,” he vowed.

—Lloyd Grove