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And rather ironic: James Comey's final judgment of Donald Trump was devastating

16 Abril 2018
And rather ironic: James Comey's final judgment of Donald Trump was devastating

"I think he's morally unfit to be president". I don't know. These are more words I never thought I'd utter about a president of the United States, but it's possible, ' Comey replied.

For the youngsters out there, John Dean was President Richard Nixon's White House counsel.

'You can't say for certain that the president of the United States is not compromised by the Russians?' pressed Stephanopoulos.

He said there's "certainly some evidence of obstruction of justice", though he noted that he's just a witness in the case and not an investigator or prosecutor.

Comey recounted a tumultuous two years in American politics, from the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server to Trump's stunning White House victory and the probe into Russian meddling in the presidential race. "It was my great honor to fire James Comey!". And given Mr Comey is one of Mr Mueller's star witnesses, it's unsurprising he's leaving those final determinations to others. It was, without a doubt, one of the most anticipated interviews of the year.

So he (and perhaps he alone) thinks Mr Trump's hair is real.

"What I found telling was what Trump and his team didn't ask".

The book is suffused with Comey's personal assessments of Washington fixtures, such as Barack Obama, James Clapper, Loretta Lynch, and Denis McDonough.

"Slippery James Comey, a man who always ends up badly and out of whack (he is not smart!), will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!"

And Comey said the president may have obstructed justice when he asked him to drop an investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn. Comey announced in July 2016 that he would not recommend charges against Clinton, but stated publicly that Clinton and her aides had been "extremely careless" in handling classified information.

He also answered "possibly" when asked if the president was attempting to obstruct justice when he cleared the Oval Office of other officials last February before encouraging him to close the investigation into Mr Flynn, who by that point was suspected of lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts. He says Schumer had tears in his eyes as he acknowledged the dilemma Comey had grappled with during the election. "That's why it reminds me so much and not, 'So what's the right thing for the country and what are the values of the institutions that we're dealing with?'" "It's possible", Comey said.

That's the day Comey's book, "A Higher Loyalty", officially comes out.

"It was him talking almost the entire time, which I've discovered is something he frequently does".

Trump's tweets included numerous allegations that are unproven and unverified.

Rosenstein further added that as a result of the decision, "the FBI is unlikely to regain public and congressional trust until it has a Director who understands the gravity of the mistakes and pledges never to repeat them. He is morally unfit to be President".

He said Trump "will stain everyone around him". Mr Trump lies constantly about matters big and small. Within hours, "slimeball" had become the second most-sought term on the dictionary website.

As he read over the recommendations from Rosenstein and Sessions, Comey said he thought to himself, "That makes no sense at all".

"I decided not to tell him that the activity alleged did not seem to require either an overnight stay or even being in proximity to the participants", Comey writes.