Fired FBI Director Comey Says Trump 'Morally Unfit' for Presidency

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Filmed ahead of the release of a book in which he likens the President to one of the mafia bosses he once took on, the ABC News interview sees Mr Comey describe the "slightly orange" USA leader as "morally unfit" to serve.

US President Donald Trump, his White House staff and the Republican National Committee escalated their attacks on Monday against the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who called Trump a "morally unfit" leader in an interview.

"A person who treats women like they're pieces of meat, who lies constantly. and insists the American people believe it, that person's not fit to be President of the USA, on moral grounds", he added.

In his new book, Comey is equally critical, though far more coherent, on the subject of Trump.

Recounting a key section of his book, Comey said that in a meeting in February 2017, Trump asked Comey to drop the FBI's investigation of Michael Flynn, who had recently resigned as his national security adviser.

Former FBI Director James Comey's wife was a Hillary Clinton backer "devastated" by her defeat - and she even joined the informal resistance to Trump's stunning election.

FBI Director James Comey reopened and reclosed the investigation of Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified information just days before the 2016 presidential election, the release noted.

It was important the pressure for ending the investigation was issued in a phone call and not in a written document, former FBI assistant Director Ronald Hosko told TheDCNF. "And I'm highly confident that he would refuse to abide that order", Comey said of Rosenstein. "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".

Sanders carried on a war of words between Trump and Comey as the president flew to Florida.

"He's criticizing the President in a way that I don't feel like we've heard before", said Prof.

Yet Comey said he hopes Trump will not be impeached and removed from office.

U.S. President Donald Trump departs after announcing military strikes on Syriduring a statement at the White House in Washington, April 13, 2018. Mueller's probe has expanded to include whether Trump obstructed justice by firing Comey.

"I'm not going to try and help sell some books here", Ryan said.

Asked about Trump's use of the words last week "slimeball" to describe Comey, Ryan said, "I don't use words like that".

While much of the president's invective about the investigation - conducted first by the FBI and then by special counsel Robert Mueller - centers on the opposition dossier, Comey told ABC News that "the investigation was triggered entirely separately from the Steele dossier".

The revelation came during Comey's interview with USA Today.

Stephanopoulos asked "Why is President Trump so reluctant to call out Vladimir Putin?".

Comey has faced harsh criticism from both Republicans and Democrats and his book gives him a chance to defend his actions, according to CNN. In addition to receiving a confused call from his wife Patrice, who had heard that he was sacked before hearing it from Comey directly, and then getting a call from a different friend, Comey says he also got a call from then-Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, who now serves as Trump's chief of staff.