The Latest: Comey says Trump morally unfit to be president

The Latest: Comey says Trump morally unfit to be president”

The interview also marked the start of a promotional tour the former FBI director is carrying out to promote the release of his new book, A Higher Loyalty. "Is Donald Trump unfit to be president?" Comey answers, "I don't know is the honest answer".

The former lawyer also compared the President to one of the mafia bosses he once took on, calling his leadership ego driven and about personal loyalty. Mr. Comey said he would have.

"Was President Trump obstructing justice?" Trump went on to say Comey will "go down as the worst FBI director in history". "I don't know. There are more words I never thought I'd utter about a president of the United States, but it's possible", he told Stephanopoulos.

The disparaging term was among the top words looked up after Trump struck back over news reports that quoted Comey as harshly critical of the president in a memoir due to be published next week, Merriam-Webster said in a statement.

In the ABC interview, Comey, who ran the FBI for almost four years, described a one-on-one dinner during which, he says, Trump demanded his loyalty. Who spoke on a near-daily basis about the importance of the FBI's role in protecting the civil liberties of all Americans, of the importance of the rule of law, and of the importance of an independent FBI, precisely to defend the United States of America against the kinds of attacks Trump and his supporters are staging against everything for which America has always stood. However, Comey claims that he (Comey) urged Kelly to stay on, for the good of the country.

"This president does not reflect the values of this country", he said of Donald Trump. "It's possible, but I don't know". "We're no longer that group in America that is apart from the partisans, and that can be trusted". My wife and girls marched in the women's march the day after President Trump's inauguration. 'I think he's morally unfit to be president, ' Comey told Stephanopoulos.

The police arrived a short time later and the gunman ran out of the coach's house and escaped into nearby woods.

The hope, says CNN writer Josh Campbell, is that discrediting Comey will discredit the FBI as a whole, in essence weakening the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller into suspected collusion by the Trump campaign and Russian operatives to interfere with the 2016 election.

"Had you shifted to collecting evidence of a crime?" Democrats have faulted Comey for his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state. Clinton herself has pointed to Comey's actions in explaining her presidential election loss. Wanting to see the bed "defiled", Russian prostitutes were brought in to urinate on that bed.

On Sunday, before the ABC interview aired, Comey tweeted that his book draws on stories from his life and from lessons he has learned from others. This morning, The Atlantic's Natasha Bertrand pointed out a discrepancy between Comey's recollection of his conversation with Trump and reported testimony in front of the House Intelligence Committee regarding that infamous night in Moscow.

There is no indication Mr Comey is under investigation for doing either.

Asked if Trump obstructed justice by directing Comey to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, he said: "Possibly".

Federal prosecutors revealed that they were investigating Cohen's role in two separate payoffs made to women who have claimed sexual relationships with Trump dating back about a decade, porn actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal.

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