In an interview on Fox Business Network, Maria Bartiromo asked Trump about so many Obama administration holdovers still serving in the government.
Referencing a July news conference in which Comey criticized Clinton and her aides for their treatment of classified information but declared he was recommending no one be charged, Trump said: "When he was reading those charges, she was guilty on every charge. He saved her life", Trump said, referring to Comey's press conference previous year in which he revealed he would not pursue charges against Clinton. "And I joke about it a little bit".
Bartiromo asked Trump if it is too late to remove Comey as the Federal Bureau of Investigation director.
But, you know, we have to just - look, I have so many people that want to come into this administration. "'Director Comey was very, very good to Hillary Clinton, that I can tell you'".
"I think most journalists are probably leaning more to the left than the right", she said.
Yet, when it comes to the investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia, Trump still has confidence in Comey.
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Trump said he likes to give all people a fair shot, even though, "Director Comey was very, very good to Hillary Clinton, that I can tell you".
When asked if Trump would appoint a special prosecutor to reinvestigate Clinton, the president sidestepped the question, saying he did not want to talk about it.
Of course, some would argue that Comey killed Clinton's chances of becoming president when late in the campaign he re-opened the investigation into Clinton's email server. We'll see what happens.
Rice, Obama's former national security adviser, has been a target of attacks from conservative lawmakers and media outlets since reports surfaced alleging that she requested the unmasking of US persons in intelligence reports that contained information about Trump transition staffers. Bartiromo said Rice has said her actions were not politically motivated.
"Does anybody really believe that?"
"What they did is disgusting", the president concluded.