“I just don’t think that the mission Joe Biden has before him,” said Comey, “which is to heal our country both spiritually and literally because so many of our fellow Americans are dying, is not advanced by having Donald Trump get what he wants most, which is to be in the drama, in Washington every single day.”

And while Comey supports Trump being prosecuted for state crimes, like the cases pending in New York, he does not want a national trial.

“I’d rather the lights go out,” said Comey. “Which is the greatest punishment he could imagine. Stand on your lawn at Mar-a-Lago and yell at cars, but not have the lights on there, and let Joe Biden get on with the business of the United States.”