Comey: Trump is 'morally unfit to be president'

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S.
Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S.

16 Abril, 2018

"Possibly", Comey responded. "I mean, it's certainly some evidence of obstruction of justice".

The notion that Trump didn't spend the night appears to be refuted by a November, 2017 NBC News report on Schiller's House Intel Committee testimony, in which the president's former bodyguard confirmed that "a Russian participant" of the Miss Universe pageant offered to "send five women" to Trump's suite.

'Slippery James Comey, a man who always ends up badly and out of whack (he is not smart!), will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!' Trump said at one point. He looked slightly orange up close with small white half moons under his eyes, which I assume are from tanning googles.

Comey told ABC News that he knew the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server was going to present a "no-win situation" for him. "I don't remember spelling it out, but it had to have been, that she's going to be elected president and if I hide this from the American people, she'll be illegitimate the moment she's elected, the moment this comes out".

Two Republican and two Democratic senators introduced a bill to make it more difficult and time-consuming for Trump to fire Mueller, titled the "Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act", last week.

The president lashed out at Comey in a series of tweets earlier Sunday, saying that the email probe was handled "stupidly" and calling Comey a "slime ball". That's not a perspective, that's not a view, that's just a lie.

"I never asked Comey for Personal Loyalty".

"And there once was a day when people were afraid of goin' to hell if they took an oath in the name of God and violated it. We've drifted away from that day".

Hours before the interview aired, Trump launched into a preemptive tirade on Twitter berating Trump.

"He has no credibility and President Trump was right to follow through on the bipartisan calls for him to be fired", McDaniel said in a statement.

There was no reaction from Trump after the interview but his pre-emptive tweets made clear his reaction to Comey's book.

After Clinton's loss, many Democrats blamed Comey's October 2016 disclosure that the FBI had reopened its investigation into Clinton's email practices.

"It is also wrong to stand idly by, or worse, to stay silent when you know better, while a president brazenly seeks to undermine public confidence in law enforcement institutions that were established to keep our leaders in check."
"But I think that any other FBI director who is either fired or stepped down, the circumstances would be different and we wouldn't be as interested".

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch pushed back against Comey's criticism in the book that, early in the Clinton email inquiry, she had instructed him to refer to it as a "matter" rather than an "investigation". That something really important just happened and that I was a little - another one of those outta-body experiences, like, 'Really?

But he said he isn't hoping for Trump's impeachment because that would "let the American people off the hook". So far, 19 people - including Flynn and Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort -have been charged in the investigation.

"A whole lot of me was thinking "oh my god did we have some role in this?" Comey replied.

According to Comey, Trump's immediate response was: "Do I look like a guy who needs hookers?' And so I choose to see the opportunity in a forest fire 'cause what forest fires do is allow things to grow that never could've grown". The term became common only in the late 20th century.

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