Huckabee Sanders: Trump 'Proud of the Decision' to Fire Comey

Steve Bannon.      Screenshot via CBS News

Steve Bannon. Screenshot via CBS News

In an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes" on Sunday, Stephen Bannon, Trump's former chief strategist, said Comey's firing was the biggest mistake "in modern political history".

During Tuesday's daily press briefing, Yahoo News' White House correspondent Hunter Walker asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders if the president planned on reading Hillary Clinton's book detailing how she biffed an election that should have been a layup.

Sanders said Trump still believes he was "100% right" to nix Comey.

President Donald Trump will visit hurricane-stricken Florida on Thursday, according to the White House.

"If there's ever a moment where we feel that a person has broken the law, particularly if they're with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, that's something that should be looked at", she said.

Trump abruptly fired Comey in May, initially explaining his decision as a response to Comey's handling of an investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server.

Sanders countered that Trump has been "very happy with the decision" to fire Comey and felt "fully vindicated".

The White House said Tuesday the U.S. Department of Justice should "certainly look at" a criminal prosecution of former FBI Director James Comey for over his press leaks and Senate testimony. She questioned whether Comey leaked the memos properly, or even legally.

"Whether or not he's going to read Hillary Clinton's book, I am not sure, but I would think that he's pretty well-versed on what happened", she told reporters.

Sanders said the president has no regrets about Comey's firing.

"I think he set his own stage for himself on that front", she added.

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