President Trump said on 'FOX & Friends' this morning that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, should receive the Medal of Honor -- or a 'Medal of Freedom,' the president proposed -- for investigating the "tremendous corruption" by FBI agents, including "the two lovers" Strzok and Lisa Page, as well as Andrew McCabe, former director James Comey, and others.
Transcript, via FOX News:
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, Andy McCabe is a bad buy. And Comey is a bad guy. Don't forget, Comey's a very bad guy. This country got very lucky when I fired him. And, as you know, Rod wrote a big memo about how horrible -- you read that memo, how horrible Comey is and he was a horrible guy. And he lied and he leaked. He lied before Congress. But he was leaking all over the place. Not only through his professor, you know, his professor friend, who took his stuff and leaked whatever he wanted to do. No, Comey is a bad guy. But McCabe, very bad, but he worked for Comey.
Remember one thing about McCabe, his wife was running for office and he got $750,000 from Hillary Clinton's essentially PAC. It was run by Terry McAuliffe, who is absolutely Hillary Clinton's -- absolutely Hillary Clinton's best friend and Bill Clinton. They gave him $750,000 for his wife. Nobody even knows if she spent the money. She might not have spent the money.
And this was at the time that she was being investigated by McCabe. So McCabe is investigating Hillary Clinton and her PAC essentially, run by her best friend, is paying McCabe $750,000. To me that's a big deal. Nobody ever mentions it.
It's really a -- look, we've got a hornet's nest. I think I've done a great service to this country because I've exposed so much. When you look at the e-mails between the two lovers, Strzok and Lisa Page, and you say the insurance policy, where they're -- they're so wanting to win against Trump, but then in a moment of silence they said, well, if that doesn't work out, we have an insurance policy. Well, the insurance policy is what has gone on for the last fairly long period of time. There was tremendous corruption. And I'll tell you what, these people want to get to the bottom of it. And I don't think people like Devin Nunes, you -- you -- he should get -- if this all turns out like everyone thinks it will, Devin Nunes should get the Medal of Honor. He is really, what he's gone through and his bravery, he should get a very important medal. Maybe we'll call it the Medal of Freedom, because we actually give them, they're high award for civilians. And he's -- he's done an amazing -- and, you know, guys like Meadows and Jim Jordan, all of these people, what they -- what they go through and they're right and they can't understand why they're being stymied at so many different levels. But now it's coming out and it's a really sad.
I did a great service for this country when I fired Comey. He was a bad guy with bad intentions. And you look at the way he handled --
BRIAN KILMEADE, FOX & FRIENDS CO-HOST: Right.
TRUMP: And the one thing, just to finish up on that. You know, the Democrats hated Comey more than any human being. He actually did Hillary Clinton a big favor because she should be in jail, but he should -- they should have taken her right off the campaign. But he -- so he did her a big favor.
But the Democrats hated Comey. Hated him. And I said, the one thing is, when I fired him, I said I was going to get bipartisan support. And you look at Schumer and all those people, they put out horrible statements about Comey, he should be fired, he's a disgrace.
TRUMP: The minute he was fired, they came out they said, he was a wonderful man.
TRUMP: I said, I can't believe it. I can't believe it.
KILMEADE: Well, you know how that works.
TRUMP: You take a look at what they said the day after he was fired, it was like from a different planet. So, you know, look, they're politicians. What can I tell you?