Comey said he believes the president is a liar and is morally unfit for office. "It's possible, but I don't know". According to those reports, Comey writes that Trump is "unethical and untethered to the truth" and compares his presidency to a "forest fire". He said Trump repeatedly asked about its unverified allegation that Russians had video footage of a 2013 encounter with prostitutes in Moscow.
"I took it as a very disturbing thing, very concerning", he declared under oath. "I don't remember spelling it out, but it had to have been, that she's going to be elected president and if I hide this from the American people, she'll be illegitimate the moment she's elected, the moment this comes out".
President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of rage against James Comey on Sunday over the former FBI director's forthcoming book, calling him "slippery", insisting he never asked him for loyalty and labeling him "the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!" Trump has denied that conversation, but Comey insisted that it occurred.
"I mean, it's certainly some evidence of obstruction of justice", he said.
He added that US citizens need to "fight" for American values, and that "impeachment, in a way, would short-circuit that". "Slimeball" tweeted the US President.
Despite his myriad of reservations about Trump, Comey told ABC News that he did not believe the US Congress should impeach him, as it would let the American people "off the hook" for something "they're duty bound to do directly".
Comey is promoting a new book - and incurring Trump's wrath as he does.
The dossier included intelligence suggesting the Kremlin was engaged in an effort to assist Trump's campaign for president. In it, Comey wrote that Trump, in a private meeting, pressed the then-FBI director for his loyalty. "I can't trust him".
Comey's own firing in May 2017 by Trump set in motion the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller by the Justice Department.
After Clinton's loss, many Democrats blamed Comey's October 2016 disclosure that the FBI had reopened its investigation into Clinton's email practices. "I think he's morally unfit to be president". "That could be obstruction of justice'". "I walked around vaguely sick to my stomach, feeling beaten down".
In response to the criticism, Comey said he "hoped" the letter didn't stifle her campaign. We wouldn't even tell them that he was there. I see all kinds of civil society getting engaged.
The former FBI chief appeared to hold nothing back when he got in front of the cameras. And then he says something that distracted me - 'If there's even a one percent chance my wife thinks that's true, that's terrible'.
"The big question in Comey's badly reviewed book aren't answered like, how come he gave up Classified Information (jail), why did he lie to Congress (jail), why did the DNC refuse to give Server to the FBI (why didn't they TAKE it), why the phony memos, McCabe's $700,000 & more?". It was, without a doubt, one of the most anticipated interviews of the year.
The book was the subject of five of eight tweets sent by the president on Sunday morning. "It was all, 'What can we say about what they did and how it affects the election we just had?'" "We must prosecute people who lie in the middle of an investigation".
Trump is no fan of the law enforcement community at the federal level, says Comey.
"It was my great honor to fire James Comey!".
Former FBI director James Comey appears at an interview with George Stephanopoulos aired during a primetime "20/20" special on Sunday, April 15, 2018 on the ABC Television Network.
Former FBI director James Comey told associates Donald Trump was "outside the realm of normal" and "crazy".
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