Former FBI director James Comey sat down on Stephen Colbert’s couch Tuesday night and mocked President Donald Trump, describing his leadership style as “strikingly similar” to that of a mob boss.
“The leadership style is actually strikingly similar,” Comey said. “I don’t mean it in the sense that Donald Trump is out breaking legs or shaking down shopkeepers. I mean it in the sense that he leads, it’s all about the boss. What will serve the boss best? How are you helping the boss? It’s all about that person and nothing external to that.”
President Trump fired Comey nearly a year ago, while Comey was leading an investigation into the Trump campaign’s involvement with Russia’s election meddling.
“I actually was quite surprised, because I thought, ‘I’m leading the Russia investigation.’ Even though our relationship was becoming strained, there’s no way I’m going to get fired or whacked,” Comey told Colbert of his ousting last May.