James Carville accused FBI Director James Comey, the KGB and House Republicans of working together to "hijack an election" in a bombastic interview on MSNBC. Carville also berated network anchor Thomas Roberts for "making excuses" for Comey.
"I think this an outrage and I think the fact that the KGB is involved in this election is an outrage and I think the American people ought to take their democracy back regardless of what the press wants to do and the excuses they want to make for Comey. That's what I think," Carville said to the MSNBC anchor Monday afternoon.
"This is in effect an attempt to hijack an election," Carville said. "It ought to be called for what it is."
Carville on Comey, KGB and Republicans acting "in concert":
CARVILLE: He was acting in concert and coordination with the House Republicans. End of story. He gave a letter to them. They gave it to FOX News. Also, we have this extraordinary case of the KGB being involved in this race and selectively leaking things from the Clinton campaign that they hacked.
So American democracy is really under attack here. And the question is how are we and in particular and how are Democrats going to respond to this. We have to understand this is really, really quite extraordinary. And it would seem to me that the FBI shouldn't be getting rolled by the House Republicans and that's what happened here. There is nothing going on and in the meantime we do know that our democracy is under assault by the KGB. To me, that's something we ought to be talking about. That's a relevant issue in this campaign. And people have to decide do we want our country for ourselves with the people in charge or are we going to elect the the KGB and the House Republicans to decide this election.
Carville explains the Democratic reversal of Comey praise and accuses MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts of "defending" and "making excuses" for Comey's recent action.
"When the facts change, you change your mind. I know that is a hard concept for people sometimes," Carville said of the Comey reversal.
CARVILLE: Why are you defending this? Why are you sitting here when our democracy is under assault with the FBI acting at the behest of [Republican Congressman] Jason Chaffetz and sitting here acting like it is something legit? It is not. It's an effort to affect this election. So Democrats and people across the country have to know this.
ROBERTS: So James, in July when Comey did the unprecedented act of holding a press conference to reveal that he wasn't going to have charges recommended to [Attorney General] Loretta Lynch no one then on the left was up in arms what James Comey had just done. Isn't this a double standard?
CARVILLE: It isn't a double standard at all. When the facts change, you change your mind. I know that is a hard concept for people to get sometimes.
It is unprecedented. Look at what's going on. You are sitting here defending an assault on American democracy. Somebody probably said nice things about anybody at a given point. This is an unprecedented event that was done at the behest of the House Republicans that was leaked to the press by the House Republicans. And as we know the KGB is all over this election. And this is what we're talking about. We ought to be talking about our democracy being under assault right now and what we're going to do about it and not what somebody said in July about James Comey. That's a distraction, that's not what's going on...
This is unbelievable 8 days before an election and it's more unbelievable that people like you are defending this.
ROBERTS: Well James in no way I am defending it, I am just trying to ask questions of you.
CARVILLE: Well, of course you are. You're making excuses for Comey by bringing up something somebody said in July.
ROBERTS: No I'm not making excuses.
CARVILLE: Yes you are.
"We're not going to come together with the Republicans and KGB working together, I'll tell you that," Carville concluded.