“This is what we know.
He was a rapist and a harasser and an abuser,” he said.
“And he has to be held accountable.
And I think the time is right to do that.”
Trump responded on Twitter that “this is what the swamp looks like” and added that “everyone is saying he should have never been in office.”
The president was referencing an April 8 tweet by former President Bill Clinton, in which he said that “when you have sex with a married woman, you should expect to get in trouble.”
“If he was a star he’d be in jail.
If he was in the White House, he’d never be let in the country again!” the former president wrote.”
The swamp is getting so big it’s going to have to be drained!” he added.
On Tuesday, former FBI Director James Comey said that the president did not ask him to stop investigating the president for possible obstruction of justice.
“I was not under investigation,” Comey said.
“It’s just that I had just been informed that the FBI was not recommending criminal charges,” he added, referring to the former FBI director.
In the wake of Comey’s statement, Trump’s allies on Twitter accused Comey of lying.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called Comey’s testimony “a disgrace” and “unbelievable.”
“James Comey is a disgrace and he is an unrepentant liar.
If a man of his caliber wants to make a deal with the president, I think we have to let him,” Gingrich said.
Fox News host Sean Hannity tweeted that the House investigation “should be shut down.”
“Comey’s testimony tonight should be shut up,” Hannity tweeted.
Democrats called the former head of the FBI a “political hack.”
Sen. Dianne Feinstein said in a statement that Comey’s decision to not bring charges against Trump was a “shameful decision.”
“If there is a single thing that Comey showed in his investigation, it was that he does not believe that Trump is a person with a criminal conscience, and that he will not act against the president in any way,” she said.