Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Ex-FBI boss Comey brands Trump 'morally unfit to be president'

Ex-FBI boss Comey brands Trump 'morally unfit to be president'

Comey also dismissed claims that President Trump may be suffering a mentally debilitating condition, such as dementia, insisting he is 'a person of above average intelligence who's tracking conversations and knows what's going on'. "I think he's morally unfit to be president", he said.

Comey says Trump calling for him and other perceived enemies to be jailed "is not acceptable in this country" and that "the president doesn't get to decide who goes to jail".

"The most important being truth".

He later added that a Trump impeachment would let the American people "off the hook," stressing that he believes the president doesn't represent American values.

President Donald Trump is renewing his attacks on James Comey after the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's scathing interview on ABC.

Asked about Mr Trump's use last week of the words "slime ball" to describe Mr Comey, Mr Ryan said: "I don't use words like that".

Comey led the federal probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election before he was sacked by Trump.

Comey said there is "certainly some evidence" when asked whether the United States president committed obstruction of justice when Trump allegedly asked top aides to leave the Oval Office to privately ask Comey to drop his investigation into then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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Trump fired Comey in May, an action that helped lead to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

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 United States election, a development that Clinton blames for her surprise defeat.

Comey's interview comes in advance of publication of his new book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership" on Tuesday.

Comey listed the episode as among the trio of events that influenced his widely criticized decision to announce the decision not to prosecute Clinton, even as he chided her for being "extremely careless" with her emails. Mr Trump wrote early on Sunday in one of five Twitter posts aimed directly at Comey.

Republicans have been preparing an attack on Comey's credibility as he embarks on a book tour about a memoir that portrays Trump as a "forest fire" that threatens to undermine the nation's values and norms.

"I think he has a right to defend himself", California Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell said. Hours before the interview aired, the president, who fired Comey past year, unleashed a Twitter outburst that labeled Comey "slippery", suggested he should be put in jail and branded him "the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!" There is no indication he is under investigation for doing so. It would depend, and I'm just a witness in this case, not the investigator or prosecutor.

Comey also told ABC there was "certainly some evidence of obstruction of justice" when Trump asked him in 2017 whether he could see his way to "letting Flynn go", referring to a criminal probe of fired National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

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