Trump tweets: "It was my great honor to fire him".
"No one, to my recollection, asked so what's coming next from the Russians, how might we stop it, what's the future look like", Comey said. Republicans will say on this basis that if Democrats now seize on Comey's criticism of Trump, it's inconsistent.
Fraudsters targeting Google Maps are hatching all manner of schemes to mislead the users who rely on the platform to find the goods and services they want, according to a woman on a mission to right such wrongs. At first, it seemed enough.
There is no indication that any such tape exists, and Trump has pushed back against the allegation. Comey doesn't just offer purple prose about the president he briefly served; he betrays quieter confidences, too. When speaking to then-President-elect Trump and his team about the election scandal, Comey was surprised at how focused they were on the public relations aspect, he said.
President Donald Trump must have a lot on his mind as an eventful week-even by the new standard he's created in Washington-comes to an end.
Some have compared this book to the previous release of the Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury", [VIDEO] but as Wolff has always been known to play loose with facts, the Comey book is certain to carry more weight. On Fox News this week, lawyer and Fox News contributor Joseph diGenova referred to Comey as "the dirtiest cop in America."
In a pair of tweets, Trump accused Comey of leaking classified information and lying to Congress under oath. He maintains an air of rather self-conscious rectitude throughout, while finding much to disapprove of in the world around him. "I sat there thinking, Holy crap, they are trying to make each of us "amica nostra" - friend of ours".
The interview excerpt released by ABC focused largely on that one-on-one briefing on January 6, 2017 just before Trump took office. Comey asks his readers.
The 6-foot-8 Comey describes Trump as shorter than he expected with a "too long" tie and "bright white half-moons" under his eyes that he suggests came from tanning goggles. The important thing was not to allow a lie to live on, to grow, to become a habit.
He also criticised Mr Comey's forthcoming memoir, saying the "badly reviewed book" raises "big questions".
Would you take him at his word?
Comey also relates his role in some of the other moral crises of the George W. Bush administration, including the treatment of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib and at various "black sites" where suspected terrorists were tortured. In 2013, Obama would tap Comey to be Mueller's successor at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Trump fired Comey last May. This was surreal.... To my mind, the demand was like Sammy the Bull's Cosa Nostra induction ceremony-with Trump, in the role of the family, asking me if I have what it takes to be a 'made man.'...
Comey told ABC News that he publicly discussed in 2016 the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server because he believed at that time that she would win the upcoming election, and he wanted to prevent her presidency from being seen as "illegitimate". Yet he released a damaging letter just before the election about Hillary Clinton. It's the first sit-down, televised interview Comey has given since he was sacked by President Donald Trump previous year and the first in a series of interviews he will sit for in the coming weeks. He said Trump appeared shorter than he had assumed.
"I started to tell him about the allegation was that he had been involved with prostitutes in a hotel in Moscow in 2013", Comey says in the clip.
"In effect, she was removing herself but not removing herself".
Comey's firing set in motion the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion by Trump's presidential campaign with Russians.
That investigation has been gathering momentum in recent weeks, especially with the stunning search of the hotel room and office of Trump's personal attorney in NY this week.