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Trump attacks ex-FBI director Comey in early morning tweetstorm

Trump attacks ex-FBI director Comey in early morning tweetstorm

Trump accused Comey of lying to Congress and exonerating Hillary Clinton in a 2016 investigation because of her strong poll numbers in the presidential race.

"I started to tell him about the allegation was that he had been involved with prostitutes in a hotel in Moscow in 2013 during a visit for the Miss Universe pageant and that the Russians had filmed the episode", Comey told Stephanopoulos.

In an interview on ABC Sunday night, Comey's unsparing indictment of the president's character stood out from his equivocations on other matters, such as whether Trump has obstructed justice. "I don't think so!' I definitely took away from that - he struggled to even answer basic questions".

In it, he called President Donald Trump morally unfit to lead the nation. "If he hadn't, he should've invited someone or asked who else was going to be there", Conway said. Asked by ABC News' George Stephanopoulos about his decision to announce that the FBI had restarted its investigation into Clinton's email server days before the election, Comey said: "I was operating in a world where Hillary Clinton was going to beat Donald Trump".

Comey acknowledged in the ABC interview that his belief that Clinton would be elected president "was a factor" in his decision to reopen the email probe 11 days before the U.S. election, a development that Clinton blames for her surprise defeat.

Lynch also says that Comey never raised any concerns with her regarding the email investigation.

"A Higher Loyalty" will be released on Tuesday, and Comey's media tour continues throughout the week with appearances on "Good Morning America", "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert", "The View" and other outlets.

The couple are seen here on Season 11 of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live in August 2014
The couple are seen here on Season 11 of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live in August 2014

In the interview, Comey said he was unsure whether or not the Russians have compromising material that could be used to blackmail Trump - either relating to his pre-election personal conduct, or his campaign's actions.

Friday, Trump described Comey as a "LEAKER & LIAR" who "should be prosecuted".

Comey could not confirm or deny any of the rumored material in the alleged dossier, but did say "it's possible" that Russian Federation has leverage over Trump. Trump wrote early on Sunday in one of five Twitter posts aimed directly at Comey.

Comey, who was unceremoniously fired by the USA president in May previous year, in a wide-ranging interview to ABC News also warned that if Trump ever tries to sack special counsel Robert Mueller, then it would be his "most serious attack yet on the rule of law" and causing "tremendous damage" to the country's institutions.

Mr Comey was sacked in May 2017, with officials accusing him of mishandling the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of email. 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. "These are more words I never thought I'd utter about a president of the United States, but it's possible".

Attorney Seth Abramson picked up on what he described as "the terrible irony" of Mr Comey's actions at the time. However, Comey also discusses the Clinton investigation and his handling of it, The Guardian reports. Flynn has since pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is now cooperating with the special counsel.

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