Former FBI Director James Comey Says Trump "Morally Unfit" To Be President

Former FBI Director James Comey Says Trump

Here are 12 takeaways from the former FBI Chief James Comey interview with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos.

However, for those on the opposite ideological spectrum-especially those on the far-right-the Comey interview was everything that is wrong with both the left-leaning media and those in the highest echelons of government. But he did not watch the entire program, the White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said. This assumption, Comey says, influenced his decision to send a letter to Congress in October, just before the election, in which he revealed that new emails had surfaced that "appear to be pertinent" to the FBI's closed investigation of Clinton's use of a private email server.

"The way [Director Comey] handled the conclusion of the email investigation was wrong, " Rosenstein wrote.

Comey said they should have conveyed that what she did was more than just an ordinary mistake, but was not criminal behaviour.

If ABC News' Sunday night special about James Comey felt condensed, that's because almost five hours of interview was compressed into an hour-long program.

"The Democrats are mad at Comey for lots of reasons", said Conway.

"He's part of the family now".

"He's criticizing the President in a way that I don't feel like we've heard before", said Prof. The pressure allegedly came in the form of a phone call to McCabe from a Justice Department principal associate deputy attorney general (PADAG) who pressed McCabe on the continuing investigation. If he does, most legal experts believe that order would have to go through Rosenstein. "It's possible", he said.

"I think it's possible". Strikingly, the results indicated that 1 in 7 Republicans believe Trump is not a good role model but nevertheless approve of him. But Comey writes in his book that after the 2016 election, then-President Obama told Comey that he remained confident in his "integrity" and "ability". I mean, I only worked with him very briefly before I was sacked.

All rather ironic then that probably more than anyone else, James Comey made Donald Trump President of the United States. And so it surprised me.

"And I remember thinking, 'How could your wife think there's a 1 percent chance you were with prostitutes peeing on each other in Moscow?' I'm a flawed human being, but there is literally zero chance that my wife would think that was true". And so I don't know the reason. "I don't try to poison people's minds like that".

In the immediate wake of his sudden firing by Trump, Comey received several concerned phone calls.

Kelly "was very upset", Comey said.

"I've never seen him laugh".

Comey said he urged Kelly to remain in the administration.

Hillary Clinton has suggested James Comey is partly to blame for the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. "I thought I'd given enough to put him on notice as to what the essence of the material was".

Passionate critics of the president often go after him because he violates norms and goes to extraordinary measures to take on his adversaries. "Because I was operating in a world where Hillary Clinton was going to beat Donald Trump". You've done your absolute best.

In both the interview and the book, Comey - served as Federal Bureau of Investigation director from 2013 until Trump fired him in May - describes the president as being "morally unfit" to hold office.

Asked about whether Trump had obstructed justice - including with his request to end the FBI's investigation into his first national security advisor Michael Flynn - the former FBI director responded, "possibly". I mean, it's certainly some evidence of obstruction of justice. "It would depend upon other things that reflected on his intent".