James Comey's ABC Interview: Five Highlights


Other good men and women of character in positions of power must raise their voices, too. Is Donald Trump unfit to be president?

The White House and Republican Party have launched an effort to discredit Comey as outlets, including NPR, began reporting on the book's contents last week. "I'm about to meet a person who doesn't know me, who's just been elected president of the United States".

On Sunday night, former FBI Director James Comey told ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos that his notes recording meetings with President Donald Trump shifted to "collecting evidence of a crime". Hours before the interview aired, the president, who fired Comey last year, unleashed a Twitter outburst that labeled Comey "slippery", suggested he should be put in jail and branded him "the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!"

Schiller's attorney Stuart Sears claimed that the testimony leaked to the press was "blatantly false and misleading" in a statement.

In the ABC interview, Comey said he believed it would have been extremely damaging to the credibility of the FBI if the reopened investigation did not come to light until after the election.

In the book, Comey also writes of some of Trump's physical attributes in an unflattering way.

Talk about talkin' some smack!

Trump used the investigation as a cudgel in the campaign and repeatedly said Clinton should be jailed for using a personal email system while serving as secretary of state.

In the interview, Mr Comey said he assumed Mrs Clinton would win. The rule of law. I was writing about peer pressure.

And they say honesty is such a lonely word.

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Cohen is set to appear in court Monday morning where he is required to present a list of his clients and his own lawyers to Federal District Judge Kimba Wood, so that she can evaluate his claims that the FBI seized materials during the raids last Monday that compromise attorney-client confidentiality.

The former fed also expressed his astonishment with Trump's relationship with the truth.

It was this same delusion about saving the world that led him to break with the FBI and justice department's longstanding policies not to mess with a presidential election.

The gunman heard the coach's wife yelling for him and the gunman took off in the direction of the coach's wife and mother. He talks about this mysteriously in his book and in his ABC interview, citing classified information.

He was also asked whether he thought the President had been compromised by the Russians.

"I decided not to tell him that the activity alleged did not seem to require either an overnight stay or even being in proximity to the participants", Comey writes.

What he really means is that he thought Clinton could survive the hit: a political calculation he wasn't qualified to make, nor authorized to act upon in public.

Comey recalls Trump launching unprompted into an explanation 'that he'd never stayed overnight at the hotel, he'd just changed clothes there and went to the Miss Universe pageant'. But Trump later said he was thinking about "this Russia thing" around the time he decided to fire Comey. Specifically, he demands "loyalty oaths" from his subordinates. And that is clearly leaving his ex-boss feeling more than a little nauseous during most of his non-golfing hours. That meeting, just days before Comey initially said the investigation was over - became a major firestorm, with many Republicans saying it showed the former president trying to influence the outcome of the investigation in his wife's favor.

Possibly maybe. More importantly, he now looks like a guy who needs an impeachment lawyer.