Comey says Trump morally unfit to be president

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S.

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S.

Hours before the ABC interview aired on Sunday, the president, who fired Mr Comey a year ago, unleashed a Twitter outburst, calling him "the worst FBI Director in history" and suggested he be put in jail.

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" U.S. leader as "morally unfit" to serve.

Hours before the interview, however, Trump took to Twitter to hit back at Comey with a pair of berating tweets, dubbing his book as "badly reviewed" and calling him the worst Federal Bureau of Investigation director in history, while also hinting that he could be sent to jail for lying to Congress and illegally disclosing classified information.

"Values matter", Comey said.

"I don't think he's medically unfit to be president".

Asked whether Comey is someone he would describe as a "slime ball" - a term Trump has used twice in tweets - Ryan said in an interview broadcast Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that "I don't speak like that".

"I think impeaching and removing Donald Trump from office would let the American people off the hook and have something happen indirectly that I believe they're duty bound to do directly".

Former FBI Director James Comey tweeted on Sunday that he wrote in his new book about two presidents who represent "ethical leadership" and one who does not.

He expounded, "I worry that the norms at the center of this country - we can fight as Americans about guns, or taxes or immigration, and we always have, but what we have in common is a set of norms - most importantly, the truth". And so I don't know the reason.

The President rubbished the claim on Twitter, calling it another of his many lies. His "memos" are self serving and FAKE!' Trump cited the memo in firing Comey, and Comey said he came to believe Rosenstein was "part of the family now". In it, Comey says his decision to announce that the FBI was going to re-open its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server just days before the 2016 presidential election was influenced by Comey's belief Clinton would defeat Trump.

Comey detail about a "dossier" containing raw intelligence on Trump's connections with Russians.

Comey also says he found out he was sacked from television reports.

"Look, it's been very clear that James Comey is a self-admitted leaker".

"His face appeared slightly orange", Comey writes, "with bright white half-moons under his eyes where I assumed he placed small tanning goggles, and impressively coifed, bright blond hair, which upon close inspection looked to be all his".

JAMES COMEY: I don't know what's behind that. "I don't know whether the current president of the United States was with prostitutes peeing on each other in Moscow in 2013".

Trump has said he fired Comey because of his handling of the FBI's investigation into Clinton's email practices.

His remit now also includes whether the President obstructed justice when he fired Mr Comey. "It would depend upon other things that reflected on his intent".

The "20/20" interview was Comey's first since Trump fired him last May. After Clinton's loss, many Democrats blamed Comey, and Clinton herself has said it hurt her election prospects. "I'm about to meet with a person who doesn't know me, who has just been elected the president of the United States. 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".

Recommended News

  • WhatsApp's new feature allows users to download deleted media from chat

    WhatsApp's new feature allows users to download deleted media from chat

    But this new feature brings back the download button on the deleted file on WhatsApp letting users re-download it multiple times. The first characters in the timestamp "Yesterday" "Today" are being replaced by their ASCII equivalent- "89esterday" "84oday".
    Now in Surat, minor girl raped, tortured before being strangled to death

    Now in Surat, minor girl raped, tortured before being strangled to death

    According to Surat police commissioner Satish Sharma, now the police would widen investigation in other States also. The Police Commissioner appealed to people to come forward and help the police establish the identity of the girl.
    Pravin Togadia quits as President after three decades

    Pravin Togadia quits as President after three decades

    Togadia's strong pro-Hindutva remarks were not in sync with Modi who was trying to reinvent himself for a larger national role. He added that though associated with the VHP "for the past 32 years", he was "no longer with the organisation".
  • Lee Ermey dies at 74, type=text_box, options=[]}

    Lee Ermey dies at 74, type=text_box, options=[]}

    Marine and an honorary gunnery sergeant, served as a drill instructor during his tenure in the U.S. Ermey's longtime manager announced the news via a tweet to Ermey's official Twitter account.
    Star Trek's Patrick Stewart has his moment in Brexit debate

    Star Trek's Patrick Stewart has his moment in Brexit debate

    What I am motivated by is history and emotion. "I'm a war baby and growing up a lot of the world was not good". In the first referendum in June 2016, Britain voted by a 52-48 margin to leave the EU.
    A Bushfire Still Burning in Sydney's West is Being Treated as Suspicious

    A Bushfire Still Burning in Sydney's West is Being Treated as Suspicious

    NSW Police have launched an investigation into the cause of the fire and are appealing for witnesses, ABC reported. There's also a risk that winds could also pick up to 35km/h later today.
  • Analysts See $3.58 EPS for Shire plc (SHPG) on May, 1

    Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 1 of analysts who cover GGB having a buy-equivalent rating. According to Finviz reported data, The SMA20 of the stock is at 2.03%, SMA50 is 0.27 percent, while SMA200 is 11.2%.

    GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

    The company has a market capitalization of $100,714.61, a PE ratio of 14.09, a P/E/G ratio of 2.26 and a beta of 0.84. Shaker Financial Services Llc holds 3.39% of its portfolio in Source Capital, Inc. for 175,866 shares. (NASDAQ:ADI).
    Russia's U.S.  ambassador warns of consequences for Syria strikes

    Russia's U.S. ambassador warns of consequences for Syria strikes

    The Russian defence ministry and the Kremlin have yet to make any comment on the strikes announced by US President Donald Trump . Ambassador Anatoly Antonov's statement promised that tonight's bombardment would not go unaswered.
  • Pochettino says Kane will learn from goal-gate controversy amid criticism

    Pochettino says Kane will learn from goal-gate controversy amid criticism

    The defeat by the champions elect wasn't too damaging in that Spurs are still a healthy seven points ahead of Chelsea in the race for the final Champions League spot.
    Arab League rejects all unilateral Israeli steps

    Arab League rejects all unilateral Israeli steps

    Salman also announced a $150 million donation for the upkeep of Islamic heritage sites in eastern Yerushalayim . Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani headed Qatar's delegation at last year's Arab summit in Jordan.
    John Cena and Nikki Bella Split After 6 Years Together

    John Cena and Nikki Bella Split After 6 Years Together

    The Champ proposed to the ex-Divas Champion a year ago at Mania after they beat The Miz and Maryse in a Mixed Tag Team Match. Over the weekend, 40-year-old John took to Instagram to post a quote from Walt Whitman which read: "We were together".

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.