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Comey says he'd have 'serious doubts' about Trump's credibility as a witness

James Comey on NBC News

Former FBI Director James Comey sat down with NBC's Chuck Todd on Meet the Press Sunday for an in-depth conversation about — what else? — President Trump and Comey's new book.

Todd's first topic was the Friday report from Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, a document that concluded Trump's campaign did not collude with Russia in 2016. "This strikes me as a political document," Comey said of the report, one that "wrecked the committee, and it damaged relationships with the FISA Court, the intelligence communities. It's just a wreck."

Soon, the conversation turned to the other Russia probe, the one headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Asked whether Trump should grant Mueller an interview, Comey hedged. "That's a great question," he said. "That's one only [Trump] can answer and his lawyers can answer. It would be important for a lawyer and client, especially this client, to have a real hard conversation about that."

Todd pressed Comey as to whether he personally, as a former prosecutor, would consider Trump a trustworthy interviewee. "I have serious doubts about his credibility," Comey replied, adding that his doubts would persist regardless of whether Trump were under oath.

Watch the full interview below. Bonnie Kristian