Trump 'morally unfit' for office - Comey

Just days before his new book hits bookshelves, former FBI Director James Comey appeared in his first TV interview since being fired past year.

When asked if he thinks Trump is unfit for office, Comey was quick to say yes - because he sees Trump as "morally unfit".

Trump and his loyal White House aides in turn lashed out at Comey, with the President virtually threatening him with jail time for "lying" to Congress, and suggesting that he and other establishment personnel from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which he called a "den of thieves and lowlifes, " were in cahoots with Democrats and "committed many crimes".

Based on what we already know from his upcoming book, Comey's thoughts on the President are anything but flattering.

Though Trump's tweet was his first since the Comey interview aired, he fired off a series of others prior to Sunday night, calling Comey a "slime ball", among other things.

During the much-anticipated television interview that marks the official start of a nationwide tour to promote his new memoir "A Higher Loyalty", Comey acknowledged that even on Election Night, he expected Clinton would defeat Trump. Comey announced in July 2016 that he would not recommend charges against Clinton, but stated publicly that Clinton and her aides had been "extremely careless" in handling classified information. Both times he said that. But he said that in Trump's case, he could not discount the possibility that the president had been compromised.

Comey, fired by Trump in May past year, was anxious the president may be open to blackmail by Russian Federation given claims he was present when prostitutes urinated on each other during a 2013 Moscow visit. "He had jeopardized the Department of Justice's credibility in the investigation".

Trump is certainly aware of the numerous negative comments Comey made about him.

This week's edition of the latter featured none other than James Comey, the former FBI director who was sacked by POTUS after he failed to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Comey responded to the tweets with a message of his own, saying his book was "about ethical leadership & draws on stories from my life & lessons I learned from others".

Comey says Trump brought up the subject unprompted during a White House dinner on January 27, 2017, saying, "If there's even a 1 percent chance my wife thinks that's true, that's bad".

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said the ABC interview reaffirms that Comey's "higher loyalty is to himself". Flynn has since pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia's ambassador and is now cooperating with the Mueller investigation. If you're not watching American Idol or The Good Fight, you're watching a special interview about the moral bankruptcy of Donald Trump.

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch pushed back against Comey's criticism in the book that, early in the Clinton email inquiry, she had instructed him to refer to it as a "matter" rather than an "investigation". Trump has called the special counsel probe a "witch hunt" and repeatedly insisted there was no collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation.

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