James Comey believes not prosecuting Trump would be 'greatest punishment he could imagine'

Former FBI director James Comey appeared on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” Tuesday, where he discussed the recent attack on the Capitol building which left five people dead. And while he believes President Trump incited the insurrection, he does not agree with several lawmakers that Trump should be charged.

“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.”

Comey is concerned that a national trial would only provide a platform for the president, who has been banned by most popular social media platforms.

“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.”