Comey says Trump 'morally unfit' for office

Lester Mason
April 16, 2018

Ayone who can see "moral equivalence" in protests by white supremacists and people who oppose them, who treats women like "pieces of meat" and who "lies constantly" and insists Americans believe it is "not fit to be president of the U.S. on moral grounds", Comey said in an interview on ABC.

Refuting the contents of the book, excerpts of which have appeared in the American press, Trump said he never asked Comey for personal loyalty. He believes Americans are "duty bound" to "go to the voting booth and vote their values".

A copy of former FBI Director James Comey's new book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership," is on display, Friday, April 13, 2018, in NY.

Comey's decision to announce an FBI investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's email server use during her time as secretary of state, and his "concern", at the time, that if he had concealed the FBI's investigation, it could have made her an "illegitimate president".

Comey's explosive book, which is apparently highly critical of Trump, will hit the bookshelves next week.

In the interview, Comey said he was unsure whether or not the Russians have compromising material that could be used to blackmail Trump - either relating to his pre-election personal conduct, or his campaign's actions. "And that's not a policy statement", Comey said.

Despite his misgivings, Comey said he would not be in favor of impeaching Trump.

Comey says he was just as surprised as everyone else that he was sacked in the middle of an important ongoing investigation: "I thought it's insane to fire me".

Trump has slammed the dossier as fake and a disgrace.

Comey told ABC that Trump denied the allegations and said he might want the FBI to investigate allegations in the dossier to prove they were not true.

Comey said he told the president the Federal Bureau of Investigation had not proved or disproved the allegations but thought it was important Trump knew about them.

As the plane came close to landing, Comey said he asked the pilots if he could sit in the cockpit with them and watch the flight land.

"Possibly. I mean, it's certainly some evidence of obstruction of justice", he said.

The interview comes ahead of the release of his tell-all book "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership" on Tuesday. He called Comey "slippery" and again described him as a "slime ball".

Trump wrote early on Sunday in one of five Twitter posts aimed directly at Comey. On Friday, Stephanopoulos tweeted out a link to another preview where Comey describes warning Trump about one of the most infamous allegations in a dossier of claims involving Trump and Russian Federation, parts of which remain unverified.

"Unbelievably, James Comey states that Polls, where Crooked Hillary (Clinton) was leading, were a factor in the handling (stupidly) of the Clinton Email probe".

"It's been really hard to put all the pieces together in our minds about, 'How does this all add up?'" he said.

She says she rose above politics throughout the email investigation, and never discussed it with anyone from the Clinton campaign or the Democratic National Committee.

Comey said he grew more wary when the chyron eventually changed to reflect that he had been fired.

Several of the episodes he describes in detail, including a private conversation about former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn, are central to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation and his recollections are presumably valuable for prosecutors examining whether the president's actions constitute obstruction of justice.

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