Trump Wishes Comey 'Luck' for Thursday Hearing

Posted: Jun 06, 2017 5:50 PM

Asked for a comment on former FBI Director James Comey's upcoming hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, President Trump offered him a simple message.

"I wish him luck," Trump told reporters after meeting with congressional leaders on Tuesday.

Some pundits are interpreting those four words as an intimidating warning to Comey, whom Trump fired last month after claiming he had lost the confidence of the FBI. Others suggested he fired Comey because his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election was getting too close for comfort.

The White House has already indicated that Trump will not use his executive privilege to block Comey from testifying on Thursday. We learned more intriguing details from ABC News, who reported Tuesday that Comey will not say that the president obstructed justice by asking him to stop the investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.