James Comey lets rip on Trump in first televised interview since firing

James Comey lets rip on Trump in first televised interview since firing

Hours before the interview aired, the president, who fired Mr Comey a year ago, unleashed a Twitter outburst that labeled Mr Comey "slippery", suggested he should be put in jail and branded him "the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!"

Asked if he thinks Russians "have something on Donald Trump" Comey said, "I think it's possible", CNBC reported. He believes Americans are "duty bound" to "go to the voting booth and vote their values".

Excerpts of the book released last week paint a devastating portrait of the president as a congenital liar and an unethical leader. The rant was five tweets and spanned slightly longer than an hour.

JAMES COMEY: Wow, was my reaction.

'I don't know whether any of this true, but this is what he said, ' said 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.

"That mystified me even after President Trump became president, 'cause I discovered that he wouldn't criticize him even in private", Comey said.

Comey says that in his view a president must embody respect and adhere to the nation's core values, the most important being truth.

Did Donald Trump consort with a golden shower of prostitutes in a Moscow hotel? It raises the possibility that the Russians had filmed Trump enaged in unsavoury behaviour and could use the recording to blackmail him.

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The president also seemed to be responding to the FBI raid on and court-authorized search of the office of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, who authorities said has been under criminal investigation for months.

"I mean, I don't know whether it was weird for President-elect Trump, but I- it was nearly an out-of-body experience for me", Comey said of his meeting with then-president-elect Trump. To wit: in a particularly convoluted corner of the president's brain, Comey intervened in the final days of the 2016 election on behalf of Hillary Clinton - not against her - because he wanted a job from her.

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

According to the contemporaneous notes Comey says he wrote after each meeting and conversation he had with Trump, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director wrote that Trump said that he couldn't have been recorded in a video with two sex workers urinating on a hotel bed where the Obamas once slept because he hadn't even slept in the room.

In the book, Comey wrote that Trump raised the intelligence dossier with him at least four times during meetings after Trump took office in January, according to the Washington Post, which obtained a copy.

Trump has denied having asked Comey for his loyalty.

Comey declined to answer when asked whether he believed Trump should be impeached, calling it a "question of law and fact and politics". Trump said in a tweet.

Comey said that struck him as odd. So far, 19 people have been charged in the investigation. "There's no way I'd let people pee on each other around me". As he likes to say now, he doesn't know if his public disclosures affected the election, but he really thought they wouldn't because the polls were so clear.

Trump fired Comey last May, setting off a chain of events that led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Immediately afterwards the Justice Department launched the special counsel probe of Russian election meddling.

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