Comey says Trump 'morally unfit to be president'

Comey says Trump 'morally unfit to be president'

He told ABC: 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.

"There was nothing she said that [FBI investigators] believed we could prove was false", he said. His "memos" are self serving and FAKE!

He told ABC that Mr Trump had told him I expect loyalty, I need loyalty during an awkward dinner at the White House.

When asked if he thinks Trump is fit to be president, Comey said, "Our president must embody respect and adhere to the values that are at the core of this country".

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

Comey's new book is set to be released on Tuesday.

Trump has denied that conversation, but Comey insisted that it definitely occurred.

Comey again defended his actions, saying he made what he thought was the best decision at the time.

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"There was material that I knew someday, when it's declassified, and I thought that would be decades in the future, would cause historians to wonder, "Hmm, was there some unusual business goin" on there?"

Specifically, Comey says, Trump is no fan of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which is investigating supposed Russian interference in the 2016 election, or the Justice Department.

Excerpts have already been widely reported, prompting President Donald Trump and his conservative allies to launch a furious attack on Comey.

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.

Comey said it was possible, too, that the Russians might have material that could be used to blackmail Trump. It was the subject of his first meeting with Trump shortly after the election in which Russian meddling in the United States presidential election was discussed. Trump wrote in another Twitter post, blasting Comey's comments on Trump's presidency being all about "personal loyalty".

"That's stunning. You can't say for certain that the President of the United States is not compromised by the Russians?" "But instead, what I'm talking about is that leadership culture", Comey said. It was all, "What can we say about what they did and how it affects the election that we just had". 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. "This president is not able to do that", Comey added. And so I left that part out, ' Comey said, referring to the most salacious pieces of the unverified allegations. One, as a counter intelligence person I'm thinking, "That's crazy-" without any Americans being present, one.

Comey also writes extensively about his first meeting with Trump after the election, a briefing in January 2017 at Trump Tower in New York City. According to sources familiar with Schiller's testimony who spoke with NBC, the former Trump bodyguard turned down the offer and the two men laughed about it as he accompanied Trump back to his room and left him there for the night. Framing his choice as between "speak" and "conceal", he argued that if it only came out after the election that the FBI had reopened its investigation into Clinton's emails, that would "destroy the institutions that I love".

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