“The View” co-host Meghan McCain accused former FBI director James Comey of attacking President Donald Trump for personal gain.
The FBI director fired by Trump is promoting his new book, “A Higher Loyalty,” which compares the president to a Mafia boss and describes him as amoral and unfit to lead — and McCain questioned Comey’s motives.
“He hasn’t done himself any favors,” McCain said. “Again, he has made himself this highly political animal, and I will say there are great people who work for the Justice Department, like, who are just doing it because they want to be public servants. I think James Comey wants his own late night show.”
McCain’s colleagues disagreed, and co-host Joy Behar said Trump didn’t even deserve Comey’s mob boss comparison.
“Comey also claims that Trump is, like, a mob boss, quote-unquote, was obsessed with loyalty,” Behar said. “In my opinion, Don Corleone had loyalty to Clemenza and Tessio (in the ‘Godfather’ films). Trump throws everybody under the bus. He has no loyalty to anybody — except maybe Ivanka. That’s about it.”
The other panelists agreed that Trump demanded “blind adoration” from other government officials, but McCain wasn’t finished trashing Comey.
“Can I just say something?” she started out. “He also, like, in some of the clips that have come out, and the excerpts — and we have the book, and we’re reading it over the weekend — one of the things that came out is him saying that he was crying to President Obama after he had come out about Hillary Clinton’s e-mails 10 days before the election.”
“So, like, again, are you political?” McCain added. “Why is either president’s respect for your or admiration — why are you crying to President Obama in an emotional way if you don’t want the validation of presidents. You’re supposed to be completely separate and apolitical.”
Behar said Republican efforts to undermine Comey show “something’s very, very scary to them about this book” — and McCain came right back with another attack on the former FBI director.
“I want to say one thing as we exit,” McCain said. “Do you know what (special counsel Robert) Mueller looks like? Does he have a Twitter account? Do you know anything about his personal life? Comey had a Twitter account while he was head of the FBI. He does a lot of things that are non-traditional for a head of the FBI. There are a lot of people in the FBI who do great work, no idea who they are, what they look like. He is a political animal.”
Mueller testimony ‘is going to be a devastating day for the president’: former White House lawyer
The eyes of the nation will be on Capitol Hill on Wednesday when former special counsel Robert Mueller publicly testifies before Congress.
Mueller, who was a federal prosecutor, top DOJ official, and director of the FBI before serving as special counsel, is scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning and the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday afternoon.
"As Democrats prepare for the arrival of special counsel Robert Mueller on Capitol Hill next week, their plans for his day of wall-to-wall testimony is becoming clearer: if Donald Trump were anyone but the president, he would be charged with the crimes Mueller uncovered," MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace reported on Friday.
WATCH: Trump blurts out a massive lie about Dem congresswomen — after being asked about Melania
President Donald Trump on Friday falsely accused Democratic congresswomen of using the phrase "evil Jews."
Trump ignited a firestorm over the weekend after saying that the congresswomen of color should "go back" to their countries of origin. At a rally on Wednesday, his supporters chanted "send her back" after Trump attacked one of them, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).
But on Friday, Trump insisted the congresswomen were the real racists.
"You know what is racist to me? When somebody goes out and says the horrible things about our country, the people of our country, that are anti-Semitic, that hate everybody, that speak with scorn and hate -- that to me is really a very dangerous thing," Trump said.
Iran says it has seized British oil tanker
Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they had captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf after Britain seized an Iranian vessel earlier this month, further raising tensions along a vital international oil shipping route.
Britain said it was urgently seeking information about the Stena Impero after the tanker, which had been heading to a port in Saudi Arabia, suddenly changed course after passing through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Gulf.
The Revolutionary Guards said they seized the tanker at the request of Iranian maritime authorities for "not following international maritime regulations," state television reported.