Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon said in an interview that aired Sunday that President Trump made a big mistake by firing FBI Director James Comey.
Bannon made the case that the FBI cannot be changed by changing the leader.
“I am a big believer that this city, it’s a city of institutions, not individuals. And I think you have to look at it as institutions. The FBI is the institution. The speaker of the house is an institution. The majority leader is an institution,” Bannon said during an interview with CNN. “60 Minutes.” “The Justice Department is an institution. They have an institutional logic of how they proceed and what they’re going to do. And you can’t get caught up in individuals.”
Bannon added that Comey’s firing led to special Counsel Robert Mueller.
“I don’t think there’s any doubt that if James Comey had not been fired, we would not have a special counsel,” he told CBS’ Charlie Rose. “We would not have the Mueller investigation in the breadth that clearly Mr. Mueller is going.”
Bannon said he believed this could be the biggest mistake in “modern political history.”