Fired FBI Director Comey and President Trump Trade Insults

Fired FBI Director Comey and President Trump Trade Insults

In his memoir, fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey compares President Trump to a Mafia boss - "untethered to the truth", and demanding unquestioning loyalty. But more importantly, the President of the United States is calling for the imprisonment of a private citizen, as he's done for a whole lot of people who have criticized him.

While much of the president's invective about the investigation - conducted first by the FBI and then by special counsel Robert Mueller - centers on the opposition dossier, Comey told ABC News that "the investigation was triggered entirely separately from the Steele dossier". "Just another of his many lies", Trump responded on Twitter Sunday. Speaking of the question posed to Comey about Trump's fitness for office, our good friend Brian Stelter made a decision to highlight that portion of the interview transcript in a tweet.

And Comey's advice for the nation includes old-school virtues like balancing confidence with humility - qualities, he says, that he saw up close in encounters with Republican President George W. Bush and Democrat Barack Obama.

Mueller's team is investigating, among other charges, the possibility that Trump's firing of his FBI chief was meant to obstruct the ongoing investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation. Comey seems likely to be the star witness in any obstruction of justice case that might be brought against the President by Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel in the sprawling Russian Federation investigation.

Comey called Trump "morally unfit" to be president in his first Stephanopoulos interview, and protesters have already begun to project those words on the facade of Trump's hotel in Washington, D.C.

"The big questions in Comey's badly reviewed book aren't answered like, how come he gave up Classified Information (jail), why did he lie to Congress [jail]", Trump posted Sunday, apparently claiming wrongly that the notes Comey wrote about private meetings with Trump and talked about publicly were classified. This may not reduce Comey's value as a witness against Trump in court, but then the likelihood is that the president will never be tried in court - at least not while he is in office. Nancy Pelosi suggested that Comey was "not in the right job;' Bernie Sanders said, "It would not be a bad thing for the American people if [Comey] did step down;' Chuck Schumer said, 'I do not have confidence in [Comey] any longer;' Maxine Waters said, Comey 'has no credibility" and deserved to be fired".

He likened the Trump presidency to a "forest fire".

Mueller has so far charged 19 people during his investigation, including Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and campaign aides Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos. "The threats to the rule of law and the threats most of all to the truth", Comey said. I hardly even knew this guy.

Both Russia and Mr Trump have denied any collusion or improper activity.

"I think it's possible". They may be pleased that Comey has cast a really harsh spotlight on the president - comparing him to a crime boss - but I'm not sure that will make up for their deeply rooted belief that Comey cost Clinton the election.

Trump tweeted Monday that Comey drafted an exoneration of Hillary Clinton long before he talked to her as part of an investigation into her email practices.

"I don't remember spelling it out, but it had to have been", he said.