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

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

After Comey's 20/20 interview aired Sunday, Trump immediately began typing, accusing Comey of lying to Congress and leaking classified information.

Former FBI Director James Comey kicked off his publicity blitz for his new memoir with ABC's George Stephanopoulos.

Comey's book, 'A Higher Loyalty, ' is already number one on the Amazon bestsellers list ahead of its release on Tuesday.

In this way he has joined Trump - who tweeted that Comey was a "slimeball" - in the sandpit with all the other toddlers, and rather detracts from the impact of his other assertions. 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 investigation and his recollections are presumably valuable for prosecutors examining whether the president's actions constitute obstruction of justice.

"The American people see right through the blatant lies of a self-admitted leaker", Sanders said Friday.

January 2017: "I think that Comey acted in an outrageous way during the campaign", he said.

When asked about his first impression of Trump, Comey said he was similar to how he "thought he looked on television".

Do you think she is laughing at him now?

By the time I met him in 2014 and conducted interview for my biography, "The Truth About Trump", the future president was more famous for playing a successful businessman on TV than being one in real life.

He said a salacious allegation that Trump had cavorted with prostitutes in Moscow had left him vulnerable to blackmail by the Russian government. It was recorded last Monday at Comey's home in suburban Washington.

"Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the bad job he did-until he was, in fact, fired", Trump tweeted Friday.

Comey referenced the comments in his bombshell interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, saying: 'He shouldn't have done it'. Comey had testified before Congress that his decision to make the public announcement in July 2016 - something that rarely happens when investigators decide not to pursue charges - came because of political pressure he said he felt from Attorney General Loretta Lynch to downplay the investigation.

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". I still think that guy is an idiot, but, you know, he's kind of an honest idiot.

Comey reportedly didn't know why the distinction was necessary but used the word "matter" at his press event anyway. "It always struck me, and still strikes me, as unlikely, and I would have been able to say with high confidence about any other president I dealt with, but I can't, it's possible", he said. The polls swung considerably against Hillary Clinton after Comey's October 28 announcement, and didn't recover when he declared two days before the election that the investigation hadn't actually turned up anything incriminating about her.

"The attorney general seemed to be directing me to align with the Clinton campaign strategy", Comey wrote. "Her "just do it" response to my question indicated that she had no legal or procedural justification for her request". "And I went to find my chief of staff to tell him that the world's gone insane".

"The Justice Department's handling of the Clinton email investigation under my leadership was no exception", she said in the statement, which was first obtained by CNN. "You can't say for certain that the president of the United States is not compromised by the Russians?"

"I wish I wasn't saying it, but it's the truth".