What James Comey Gets Wrong About Donald Trump

Lester Mason
April 17, 2018

On Sunday morning, Trump unleashed a series of tweets accusing Comey of revealing classified information, suggesting he should go to jail, and saying that he "will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history". In a story that Comey retold on 20/20 - one that Trump has denied for a year - the former FBI Director said that the president requested his "loyalty" at a dinner that Comey described as "like a mob initiation". "The interesting thing is that liberals said Comey should be charged under the Hatch Act for interfering in the election by reopening the investigation into Clinton's use of a private server", Kovalik explained.

"I mean, it's certainly some evidence of obstruction of justice", Comey insisted. "His "memos" are self serving and FAKE!"

Comey is promoting a new book - and incurring Trump's wrath as he does.

Democrats will probably go to their graves believing that Comey's re-opening of the email investigation 11 days out cost Clinton the election.

But the president also tweeted: "Attorney client privilege is now a thing of the past", referring to the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid last week on his personal attorney, Michael Cohen.

Comey also said that serving in Trump's administration poses a serious ethical dilemma. The moral dilemma worth a close read is Comey's description of how he and a small handful of Justice Department officials - including then-FBI director Robert Mueller - pushed back against the Bush administration's use of warrantless surveillance of USA citizens in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

He said Trump's attacks on the Department of Justice carry the same perils.

Bill: Comey comes off as thoughtful in his answers, but what do you think of his personal comments about the President, given the political climate? "The president of the United States just said that a private citizen should be jailed".

But it isn't just Republicans going after Comey for what many argue is a publicity tour about.James Comey - not a "higher loyalty" as his book title claims.

The feud between former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump reached new heights over the weekend.

"One of the things I've been anxious about with my work this week is that people think it's a book about Donald Trump, and it's not".

Russian Federation has denied interfering in the election and Mr Trump has denied any collusion or improper activity.

When Stephanopoulos asked him if the decision was "influenced by your assumption that Hillary Clinton was going to win", Comey replied: "It must have been".

To Comey, Trump is everything a president shouldn't be. Trump is being tried now in the court of public opinion, and he is likely to be tried later by Congress during an impeachment inquiry.

Comey said if allowed to continue his work, he is confident Mueller "will find the truth". And while Comey has not responded to Trump's outrage Sunday night, the president did not appear to regain any composure after the weekend, firing another jab at Comey from his Twitter account Monday morning. Mueller's probe has expanded to include whether Trump obstructed justice by firing Comey.

"I'm going to teach about leadership and ethics, and so I'm going to be a professor, which is exciting, and speak about leadership", he said.

While Trump bore the brunt of his criticism, Comey also took aim at others - including Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, whom Trump has been contemplating removing from his post.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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