Comey says Biden should consider pardoning Trump

BBC Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis asked Comey if he thought Biden should pardon Trump in the same fashion that then-President Gerald Ford did his predecessor, Richard Nixon, after he resigned over the Watergate scandal in 1974.

“I don’t know, he should at least consider it,” Comey told Maitlis. “As part of healing the country and getting us to a place where we can focus on things that are going to matter over the next four years, I think Joe Biden is going to have to at least think about that.”…

The former FBI leader said he believes Trump “belongs in jail” but he doesn’t think pursuing his guilt is in the best interest of the country.

“I think the wiser decision would be not to pursue him,” but he said whatever decision Biden makes, he should be “transparent” with the American people.