James Comey Says There's "Some Evidence" Donald Trump Obstructed Justice

James Comey Says There's

"These are more words I never thought I'd utter about a president of the United States, but it's possible".

The president "treats women like they're pieces of meat". It was recorded last Monday at Comey's home in suburban Washington.

Trump has said he fired Comey because of his handling of the FBI's investigation into Clinton's email practices. "It's possible." However, Comey said he was against the idea of Trump being impeached and removed from office "because it would let the American people off the hook, and have something happen indirectly, that I believe they're duty bound to do directly" - that is, vote Trump out of office. Ryan, asked whether Comey was a man of integrity, said, "As far as I know" but added that he did not know him well. But he said any criminal charge would be up to a prosecutor, who would evaluate Trump's intention. "And the question is, how much stain is too much stain". And I'm about to talk to him about allegations that he was involved with prostitutes in Moscow and that the Russians taped it and have leverage over him.

He also suggested Comey should be imprisoned, saying, "how come he gave up Classified Information (jail), why did he lie to Congress (jail)". Right? So it's kind of consistent with him continuing to say it's not my fault.

In his testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee previous year, Comey said he believes the President asked him to "drop any investigation of Flynn", a reference to former national security adviser Michael Flynn. "I think that is something that is discrediting and we're going to push back".

Comey's memoir "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership", is to be released next week.

But Mr Comey's final judgement of Mr Trump was expressed in those moral terms, and was devastating.

Stephanopoulos also asked Comey if he thinks the President has been compromised by the Russians. I mean, I only worked with him very briefly before I was sacked.

'I was trying to be honest and clear with the American people.

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

He said: "He was very defensive and started to launch into...the list of people who had accused him of touching them improperly, sexual assault and how he hadn't done this, he hadn't done that". 'Cause he said, you know, 'If there's even a 1 percent chance my wife thinks that's true, that's bad'.

"He didn't have any insight into the case, at least as far as I know, more than anybody readin" the newspaper did, which was zero "cause there were no leaks", Comey said.

"The president is not a king but a citizen, deserving of the presumption of innocence and other protections, yet also vulnerable to lawful scrutiny", the editorial said.

"Unless there are glaring inconsistencies in his testimony and what he told the special counsel and in his book, I don't see a problem", Cotter said.

But that's not what you'd conclude from the coverage of Comey's book rollout.

He likened the Trump presidency to a "forest fire".

Comey said his view of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is colored by a memo Rosenstein wrote to Attorney General Jeff Sessions that was cited by the White House as the reasoning for Comey's firing in May 2017.

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief further said that Rosenstein is now too much in Trump's orbit. "I don't use words like that".

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