National Security

Comey Says He’ll Move to New Zealand if Trump Is Re-Elected

As one conservative TV host said about this promise, 'Start packing'

If President Donald Trump is successful in his bid for re-election, former FBI chief Jim Comey has vowed he’ll be moving out of the United States and heading to New Zealand.

“Start packing,” tweeted Carl Higbie, the co-host of “Higbie and Palumbo” on LifeZetteTV and a former director of advocacy for America First Policies, a group that promotes Donald Trump’s policy agenda, after he heard the news.

Comey made his remarks about his potential move out of the country to New Zealand at Politicon 2019 in Nashville on Saturday, during a “conversation” this weekend with MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace, as Townhall and other outlets reported.

“Our leaders must reflect the glue that holds us together,” said Comey.

“They can’t be people who lie all the time. They just can’t. And I hope people see that’s true whether they are Republicans or Democrats.”

Wallace then asked him, “What if he [Trump] wins again? Will you still believe that?”

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Comey replied, “I will be, from my new home in New Zealand. I will still believe in America.”

He may not have the luxury of jetting over to New Zealand, however.

The Department of Justice announced last week that its probe into the origins of the Russia investigation has become a criminal investigation.

Among those who will be under the newly hot white lights: Comey himself.

Aside from Jim Comey, U.S. Attorney John Durham is “very interested” in questioning James Clapper, the former director of National Intelligence, as well as former CIA Director John Brennan, a fervent anti-Trumper who recently dismissed the idea, sources told Fox News.

Durham’s criminal review has prompted some CIA officials to obtain criminal legal counsel in anticipation of being interviewed, The New York Times reported.

See these reactions to the Comey New Zealand news — and share your thoughts.

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Maureen Mackey served as editor-in-chief and managing editor of LifeZette for nearly five years. Before that, she held senior editorial positions at major publications, helping The Fiscal Times win a MIN Award for Best New Site as managing editor and Reader's Digest win an American Society of Magazine Editors Award for General Excellence as book editor. Her work has appeared in Real Clear Politics, CNBC, A Fine Line, AARP Magazine, Yahoo Finance, MSN, Business Insider, and The Week, among other outlets. She is a member of the Newswomen's Club of New York and the American Legion Auxiliary.

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