James Comey’s wife wanted Hillary Clinton to be President — even as her husband reopened an investigation into her emails just days before the election.
“I wanted a woman President really badly, and supported Hillary Clinton,” Patrice Failor told ABC News in an interview that aired Monday. “A lot of my friends worked for her, and I was devastated when she lost.”
Comey, who was fired as FBI director last May, previously told the network his wife and daughters attended the Women’s March a day after President Trump’s inauguration.
Clinton criticized the FBI for taking a fresh look at her email usage after classified missives to top aide Huma Abedin were found on her husband Anthony Weiner’s computer.
Failor’s hope was Clinton would’ve taken the new probe — 11 days before the 2016 election — in stride and backed the agency her husband led.
“As a supporter of Hillary Clinton, I wanted her to say, ‘That’s what I want the FBI to do,’ ” Failor said.
Instead, Failor said, “I feel like she attacked the institution of my husband and I was disappointed.”
“I still wanted her to win, and I know I have a bias because I love my husband and I trust him.”
The President and his top aides have railed against Comey for admitting he thought Clinton would be President based on polling at that time.
He expressed fear to ABC News that her presidency would seem illegitimate if the FBI didn’t fully vett the emails after they were found on Weiner’s computer.
Failor wasn’t shy about her thoughts on President Trump, either.
She said it didn’t come as a surprise when Trump abruptly fired her husband in May 2017 while he was visiting an FBI office in Los Angeles.
“I knew that they were potentially on a collision course,” she said. “President Trump was not an ethical person. I knew my husband was.”