Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer admitted that though he didn't necessarily think it was illegal that President Donald Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey about the purported ongoing Russian investigation, it wasn't exactly proper.
Speaking Thursday night on Fox News' "Special Report With Bret Baier," Baier said, "Clearly, Comey told ... President Trump, at least according to him, numerous times that he wasn't under investigation."
Posing the question to his panel, which included Krauthammer, Baier asked, "What about this whole thing about asking him at a dinner or on the phone while Director Comey is trying to indicate that he wants to keep the job, whether he — the president — is being investigated?"
Krauthammer answered, "That came up on Tuesday night when we first read the statement from the president, that very odd statement — and by the way, he says I’m not under investigation. The question is, I don’t think it’s illegal for that to be asked or answered, but he surely looks pretty improper. I thought that’s the standard. You are not supposed to tell someone whether they are or not [being investigated]."
Comparing Trump’s questioning of Comey to reports of Bill Clinton's tarmac discussion with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch regarding the investigation of Hillary Clinton's email server, Krauthammer went on.
"In fact," Krauthammer continued, "I think the analogy could be drawn to what happened with Loretta Lynch. We assumed she was improperly approached by Bill Clinton and that he may, or even the fact that he might have asked was, as you showed in the clip earlier, something that Trump himself had called a disgrace. ... There is a line here, apparently what we hear from Grassley and Feinstein, this did happened, which clears away one question: is it true? The other, should it have happened? I think that’s still a question."
See the entire segment in the video below.