Harris Communications CEO Anthony Mason told Recode that he believes the president’s apology to Clinton should have been made to the FBI director and Attorney General.
“The FBI and Attorney Generals are responsible for investigating and prosecuting people who commit crimes and have been indicted, which is something the president can and should do,” Mason said in a conference call with Recode’s Kara Swisher.
“The president should have acknowledged to the leaders of both agencies, to the president of the United States, the fact that he made that statement, and the fact he should have made that apology.”
The FBI director told Congress in March that the president made the statement to her in a phone call that she didn’t have enough time to respond, a claim Trump has since denied.
Trump also repeatedly criticized Comey for the Russia probe during the campaign and has denied he tried to influence the investigation.
On Monday, Trump said Comey’s actions were “unbelievable.”