James Comey gives first interview since President Trump fired him

President Donald Trump said FBI Director James Comey'was not fired because of the phony Russia investigation
President Donald Trump said FBI Director James Comey'was not fired because of the phony Russia investigation

18 April, 2018

Former FBI Director James Comey, once reviled by Hillary Clinton supporters, is solidifying his new incarnation as "hero of liberals" with his new book bashing the Trump administration.

Some of Hillary Clinton's former campaign aides are heaping criticism on former FBI Director James Comey following his bombshell interview Sunday night with ABC News where he discussed, among many things, why he revealed the renewed probe into Clinton's email practices right before the 2016 election, but did not comment publicly on Donald Trump's possible campaign ties to Russian Federation. Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

That power, Comey told them, was neither coincidence nor the product of their hard work as individual lawyers. People in this country need to stand up and go to the voting booth and vote their values'. In the public arena, the reputation of both the accused and his accusers counts for a lot.

Despite support for penalizing Russian Federation, 52 percent of adults say Trump should invite Vladimir Putin to the White House in an effort to improve U.S. -Russia relations, while 42 percent say Trump should not do so, because it would grant Putin legitimacy. And by the way, not that this matters, but I found his hands to be above average in size. "It was smaller than mine, but did not seem unusually so".

Stephanopoulos also asked Comey whether Congress should take legal action against Trump.

The report states, in part, "We concluded that McCabe's decision to confirm the existence of the [Clinton Foundation] investigation through an anonymously sourced quote, recounting the content of a phone call with a senior department official in a manner created to advance his personal interests at the expense of department leadership, was clearly not within the public interest exception".

"My book is about ethical leadership & draws on stories from my life & lessons I learned from others". "Values matter", Comey said. And I think the reaction of most of us was, "Meh, that's another one of those things".

In the book, Comey offers a scathing review of Trump and his presidency.

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director is a controversial figure. For that reason, Comey told ABC News he is "morally unfit" to be in the White House. Trump wrote on Twitter, "I hardly even knew this guy".

On Sunday, Trump rejected Comey's claim that he had sought Comey's loyalty.

Comey seen as he arrives for a taping of
Comey seen as he arrives for a taping of'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in the Manhattan compared Trump to a mob boss in his new book

Lynch also says that Comey never raised any concerns with her regarding the email investigation.

The Hatch Act is a USA federal law that prohibits those in the executive branch of the government, other than the president, vice president and other high-level officials, from getting involved in some forms of political activity.

"The establishment is still furious that Trump won".

Meanwhile, the Republicans have revved up a major "discredit Comey" operation.

Comey's first sit down with ABC News had been taped before Trump fired off those tweets about him.

James Comey has called Donald Trump "unethical" and "morally unfit to be president".

"I'm sorry that I caused all kinds of confusion and pain with the way I described her conduct that led people into all kinds of side roads", Comey said.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe last month, two days before his retirement was to take effect.

The Atlantic: James Comey Is No Hero - "The most damning revelations in the published accounts of the memoir, however, are not Comey's condemnations of Trump, but his disclosures of his own thinking when he made the decisions that helped put the current president in office".

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