Trump 'morally unfit' for office, fired FBI chief Comey tells ABC

Trump 'morally unfit' for office, fired FBI chief Comey tells ABC

The former director of the FBI James Comey has said Donald Trump is "morally unfit" to be president.

Former FBI director James Comey said his first thought after he read a letter from the White House telling him he had been fired was: "That's insane".

When asked how the country can "put it out", Comey said the country's citizens need to get involved and can't become "numb to the fact that the truth is being assailed every day". This president is not able to do that.

"He is morally unfit to be president", he added.

Comey's assertion that Trump demanded loyalty was "another of his many lies". "I tried to ask the most critical questions about the critical decisions he made". That was what we were trying to investigate at the time. There's no doubt there was smoke around that.

'I don't know whether any of this true, but this is what he said, ' said Comey.

Comey's firing came as the Federal Bureau of Investigation was probing possible connections between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russia's meddling in the United States election.

Comey also said he thinks it's possible that Trump might be compromised by the Russians. During the segment, Comey said he didn't know whether to believe Trump's denial that he had spent time with prostitutes in Moscow before he became president.

Comey, for his part, isn't convinced it's real, but he did admit to ABC's George Stephanopoulos that it's possible such a tape exists.

Trump's tweets included numerous allegations that are unproven and unverified.

In another tweet, the president offered a mini-review of Comey's memoir. "We are fascinated by James Comey in Trump's America", she said.

'I did not go into the business about- people peeing on each other, I just thought it was a weird enough experience for me to be talking to the incoming president of the United States about prostitutes in a hotel in Moscow. "It's possible, but I don't know".


Mr Comey has a tell-all book, 'Higher Loyalty, ' due out on tomorrow.

Reuters and other news outlets have obtained copies of Mr Comey's book before its formal release.

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

Encounters with the president, Comey wrote, gave him "flashbacks to my earlier career as a prosecutor against the mob". Following Attorney General Lorotta Lynch's statement that she would follow the FBI's recommendation in the Clinton email probe, Page wrote, "it's a real profile in couragw [sic], since she knows no charges will be brought" against Clinton. It did not become publicly known until after the 2016 presidential election.

This disclosure is seen as a factor in Clinton's loss.

Comey said his first thought while reading the letter was, "That's insane".

The publicity tour - and the book - will be the first time the American public has heard extensively from Comey since his explosive testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee in June of previous year.

"I never asked Comey for Personal Loyalty". The action sparked claims the President was trying to obstruct justice over the Russian Federation probe and led to the appointment of a special counsel. "Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the bad job he did-until he was, in fact, fired", Trump wrote on Twitter.

But having helped deliver the Trump presidency, Comey is now going out of his way to deliver the Trump impeachment proceedings.

He also said it was stunning to think that Russian Federation could have compromising information on the President, but that he could not discount the possibility.

By that point Mr Flynn was suspected of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his Russian contacts.

Russian Federation has denied interfering in the election and Trump has denied any collusion or improper activity.

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