Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Trump 'morally unfit' to be President, says fired Federal Bureau of Investigation boss James Comey

Trump 'morally unfit' to be President, says fired Federal Bureau of Investigation boss James Comey

Just ahead of Comey's interview, Mr. Trump fired off a series of tweets Sunday morning labeling Comey a "slimeball" and "WORST FBI Director in history, by far", while the president also said he "hardly even knew this guy".

The interview comes days before Comey's book "A Higher Loytaly: Truth, Lies, and Leadership" hits the shelves; even before its launch, the book has sold almost 200,00 copies. He strikes me as a person of above average intelligence who's tracking conversations and knows what's going on.

The political world turned its tired eyes to ABC News Sunday night, as James Comey sat down with George Stephanopoulos for a tell-all interview about his experience with - and firing by - President Donald Trump. "I think he's morally unfit to be president". Just another of his many lies.

He talks about this mysteriously in his book and in his ABC interview, citing classified information.

"I'm sorry that I caused all kinds of confusion and pain with the way I described her conduct that led people into all kinds of side roads", Comey said.

For the most part, Comey avoided commenting on the ongoing Russian Federation investigation.

As he has in the past, Comey offered a vigorous defence of his handling of the Clinton email investigation.

"Comey comes along and says, 'This reminds me of prosecuting the mob and essentially a mob boss that I'm having to deal with'".

"There's something more important than that should unite all of us, and that is our president must embody respect and adhere to the values that are at the core of this country", Comey told Stephanopoulos.

Comey testified before Congress Trump's quest for loyalty made him uncomfortable.

However, Comey neglected to tell the president-elect that the aforementioned dossier was funded by his political opponents.

Comey said he had noticed Trump's face "looked slightly orange up close with small white half-moons under his eyes, which I assume are from tanning goggles". "I didn't actually think he came across as particularly genuine", she said.

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll out this week says that Americans find Comey to be "more believable" than Trump, 48-32 percent, highlighting the White House's need to discredit him.

He also said it was possible Russian Federation was holding something over Mr Trump.

Detailed accounts of his impressions on Trump and his presidency are articulated in his book, 'A Higher Loyalty, ' which is set to release on Tuesday.

Reuters and other news outlets have obtained copies of Comey's book before its formal release this week.

He later said, though, that he did not believe Rosenstein would fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller if ordered by Trump to do so, and that Rosenstein "has an opportunity in overseeing Bob Mueller to restore some of his professional reputation". In a statement Sunday, Lynch said she was simply following longstanding Justice Department protocol against confirming or denying the existence of an investigation.

Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and possible collusion by Trump campaign officials in that meddling. Excerpts have already been widely reported, prompting President Donald Trump and his conservative allies to launch a furious attack on Comey.

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch is defending her actions in the Hillary Clinton email investigation following criticism from Comey.

The former FBI director said he still would've sent the letter reopening the investigation into the emails before the 2016 election, even though Clinton and her team blamed it for her loss.

'I hope not because I think impeaching and removing Donald Trump from office would let the American people off the hook and have something happen indirectly that I believe they're duty bound to do directly, ' Comey said.

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