How ‘Pompeo is a Trump whisperer’: A timeline of how ‘POTUS’ Trump got elected

The president-elect, who has had a rocky relationship with the intelligence community, told a private gathering of conservative donors last week that he wanted to use his presidency to bring back “the great spirit of the Republic.”

In the interview with a private group of more than 400 people, Trump was asked about his decision to fire James Comey as director of the FBI.

“I think he did a terrible job,” Trump said.

“I don’t think he’s done a very good job.

I think he has a real problem with the FBI and with the whole Russia thing.”

Trump also said he wanted Comey to step down.

Pompte, a former U.S. attorney, did not respond to a request for comment.

The White House said Tuesday that Trump would not take questions from the media.