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Former FBI director Comey says Donald Trump 'morally unfit' to serve

Former FBI director Comey says Donald Trump 'morally unfit' to serve

Former FBI Director James Comey, speaking of the man who fired him, said in his much-anticipated interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos that President Donald Trump is "morally unfit to be president".

When asked if the Russians had something on Trump, Comey said: "I think it's possible". The US president said that he barely knew Comey and that his notes from their meetings are fake.

One surprise was in Comey's warning about impeachment, even after calling Donald Trump "morally unfit to be president".

He said the president of the United States "must embody respect and adhere to the values that are at the core of this country" and Trump was not able to fulfil the qualification. "Lot more flexibility there", Comey said, adding that "they're still required to tell the truth".

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

Comey said the FBI opened its counterintelligence investigation into potential Russian election interference in July 2016, triggered by discussions that George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign adviser, had in London.

In a statement to The Associated Press, Lynch responds to criticism from Comey in his forthcoming book that, early in the email inquiry, she had instructed him to refer to it as a "matter" rather than an "investigation".

He says he knows that's a "stunning" possibility and something that he never thought he'd say about a president of the United States.

He later said, though, that he did not believe Rosenstein would fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller if ordered by Trump to do so, and that Rosenstein "has an opportunity in overseeing Bob Mueller to restore some of his professional reputation".

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Trump calls people names - Lyin' Comey comes to mind- but Comey's not above needling the president where it hurts.

The Trump administration, with the support of the Republican National Committee, has mounted a campaign to discredit Comey amid the release of his book. "He strikes me as a person of above average intelligence who's tracking conversations and knows what's going on", Comey said. Comey said that he couldn't think of anything to say in response to the president at first.

"I think it's possible".

On Monday, as Trump prepared to head off to Florida for a week, his senior counselor, Kellyanne Conway, sought to undermine Comey's credibility by questioning his controversial decision to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private emails server 11 days before the November 2016 presidential election. He also describes the president as shorter than he expected, his tie was "too long", and he had "bright white half-moons" under his eyes that Comey says he believes came from tanning goggles. And all the while, it was his FBI that kept its investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation hidden from the American public. "He lied to Congress", she said.

"I don't remember consciously thinking about that, but it must have been", Comey told Stephanopoulos.

"In other words, he was making decisions based on the fact that he thought she was going to win, and he wanted a job".

Comey's remarks are the latest salvo in a war of words with Trump, who excoriated the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director on Twitter earlier in the day, again calling him a "slimeball" and suggesting he should be jailed.

Comey revealed that, while he alerted Trump to the existence of the "Steele dossier" containing potentially compromising "additional material" on him, he did not consider it 'necessary for his goal' to tell him that it had been funded by Team Clinton.


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