Former US President Donald Trump’s political strategist, Steve Bannon, said the removal of FBI director James Comey was the biggest mistake in the history of contemporary politics.
Bannon, who was sacked in August, announced his opposition to Trump’s decision to dismiss Comey, who was responsible for investigating allegations of Russian interference in the US presidential election results in 2016.
Bannon, a senior Trump assistant for strategic affairs, said in an exclusive interview with CBS television on Sunday that institutions such as the Senate or the US House of Representatives could change by changing their leadership, but the situation is different with the FBI. “He said.
“I do not think that the institutional logic of the FBI, especially on the issue of investigations, could change by changing its president.”
Trump announced the removal in May of FBI Director James Comey, which confused the American political milieu and generated a wave of anxiety among some politicians.
He has no doubt that Russia intervened in the US elections,” he said at a Senate hearing in June. “But he also believes that this was not a decisive factor in changing the outcome of the election.”