CNN’s Spence: ‘I don’t think there’s any way to put this right’
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MSNBC’s Senior White House Correspondent Jim Spence said Sunday that there is no way to definitively answer whether President Donald Trump was personally involved in the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
“I don, I don’t believe there’s a way to prove that,” Spence told “Face the Nation.”
“I think that this has been the biggest controversy of his presidency,” Spences said.
“I don of course think there is.
I don, and I think that if you look at all the things that have been going on, you would say that this is, you know, a very clear example of the president’s power.”
Spence, who served as deputy press secretary under President George W. Bush, said Trump “has made it very clear that he has no interest in being held accountable” for the firing.
The former FBI director was fired on Friday by Trump over his handling of the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.
Comey, who was leading the investigation, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee that Trump told him to shut down the investigation because he was worried about the probe.
Trump had repeatedly blamed Comey for the decision to fire him.
“He was a friend of mine.
He was a man of great integrity,” Trump said in a statement.
“And he was fired for the simple reason that he was doing his job and investigating the lies and crimes of a foreign power.”
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have also said they believe Trump fired Comey because he did not like his handling, and Trump has denied any such motive.
MSNBC’s Senior White House Correspondent Jim Spence said Sunday that there is no way to definitively answer whether President Donald…