‘A lot of people don’t think I’m that smart’: Former U.S. Attorney says he was ‘a little bit of a jerk’ as he pursued his job as FBI chief
In the end, however, the job went to someone else.
The former U. S. Attorney for New York, John Yoo, said he was “absolutely” surprised by the firing of FBI Director James Comey, according to a report published Wednesday by The New York Times.
Yoo said he believes Comey is the best FBI director in recent history and said that the former FBI director’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe had led to a “lot of people not thinking I was that smart.”
“You look at what he did, and I thought he was absolutely the best director of the FBI, I just think that’s what everybody thought he would be,” Yoo told NBC News in an interview on Thursday.
“And now you’re going to have this guy at the top of the job who is so far ahead of everybody else, that it’s not even a fair fight.”
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