Trump "morally unfit" to be U.S. president: Former FBI director


White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders questioned Comey's credibility in a tweet and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Comey took "unnecessary, immature pot shots". But I discovered President Trump wouldn't even do it privately, and I don't know why that is. "But instead, what I'm talking about is that leadership culture constantly comes back to me when I think about my experience with the Trump administration". Comey also revealed during the hearing that he documented his interactions with Trump because he was "concerned" that the President "might lie about the nature of our meeting".

"It's possible that in the moment, I should - you know, another person would have said, 'Sir, you can't ask me that".

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.

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".

'He strikes me as a person of above average intelligence who's tracking conversations and knows what's going on, ' said Comey.

The survey also found that Republicans find Trump more believable than Comey by 70-15 per cent, as do strong conservatives by 76-9 per cent and somewhat conservatives by 49-24 per cent. "That could be obstruction of justice'".

One source noted that Schiller testified he eventually left Trump's hotel room door and could not say for sure what happened during the remainder of the night. He looked slightly orange up close with small white half moons under his eyes, which I assume are from tanning googles.

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation boss acknowledged he had grave misgivings about the Trump presidency even before it began. I'm not trying to, by the way, suggest that President Trump is out breaking legs and-you know, shaking down shopkeepers.

Two days later, on Sunday morning, Trump again lashed out at Comey on Twitter.

In the interview excerpt released Saturday, Comey said he did not remember "consciously thinking" about the election results as he chose to disclose that the FBI had reopened its investigation into candidate Clinton's email use.

Trump has "impressively coifed hair, "it looks to be all his", Comey said. I can't trust him".

Trump fired Comey in May 2017, setting off a scramble at the Justice Department that led to the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel overseeing the Russian Federation investigation.

They will be looking to impeach Comey's credibility as a key witness in Mueller's obstruction investigation, which the president has cast as a political motivated witch hunt.

Still, despite all the Comey craziness, the president's approval ratings have been slowly ticking upward for weeks. On Friday, Stephanopoulos tweeted out a link to another preview where Comey describes warning Trump about one of the most infamous allegations in a dossier of claims involving Trump and Russian Federation, parts of which remain unverified.

"A whole lot of me was thinking "oh my god did we have some role in this?" Comey replied. "Going to do tremendous damage", Comey said. Democrats have faulted Comey for his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state.

Comey's assertion that Trump demanded loyalty was "another of his many lies".

So partly for that reason, he said, he chose to announce on his own his recommendation that no charges be filed in the Clinton case. The most important truth.

"Had you shifted to collecting evidence of a crime?"

Whether or not that plan has worked out is a matter of dispute, according to Comey. It was recorded last Monday at Comey's home in suburban Washington.