Trump calls Comey 'untruthful slime ball' as book details released

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The interview was Comey's first ahead of the publication on Tuesday of "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership", his book about his short tenure in the Trump administration.

In an interview on ABC Sunday night, Comey's unsparing indictment of the president's character stood out from his equivocations on other matters, such as whether Trump has obstructed justice. "I think he's morally unfit to be president", Mr Comey replied.

Stephanopoulos asked "Why is President Trump so reluctant to call out Vladimir Putin?"

"James Comey's publicity tour reaffirms that his true higher loyalty is to himself", Ronna McDaniel, the chair of the Republican National Committee, said in a statement. Trump's Monday morning tweet suggests that Comey was in cahoots with Clinton and wanted to absolve her of any wrongdoing before the FBI's investigation was concluded.

If Comey was so uncomfortable with Trump's alleged behavior and requests, why didn't he just quit?

Comey also said he believed that Trump was "morally unfit" to be president and that he treated women like "pieces of meat". Comey even dismissed speculation about Trump's mental health and described the president as "a person of above-average intelligence".

Trump's accusation that Comey "lied in Congress to Senator G" appears to be referring to Sens.

Comey, speaking to ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, touched on numerous scandals that have plagued the Trump administration over the past 16 months, including the Russian Federation dossier and the litany of sexual misconduct allegations leveled at the president. Many believe his reopening of the FBI's inquiry into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as Secretary of State barely a week before the election, while making no mention of the active inquiry into Mr Trump and Russian Federation, swung the election to Mr Trump. Ryan said, however, he had met Comey only a few times. He casts Trump as a mobster-like figure who sought to blur the line between law enforcement and politics and tried to pressure him personally regarding his investigation into Russian election interference. The site includes critical Tweets from Trump and comments lawmakers questioning Comey's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of private email server.

This included his decision to tell Congress shortly before the election that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was reviewing new emails regarding the email probe.

"Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the bad job he did-until he was, in fact, fired", Trump tweeted Friday.

'I don't know. These are more words I never thought I'd utter about a president of the United States, but it's possible'.

The assertion that Trump demanded loyalty was "another of his many lies", Trump tweeted. Sunday, he intensified the rhetoric, writing, "Slippery James Comey, a man who always ends up badly and out of whack (he is not smart!), will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!"

It is as if Comey believes that electing Trump was a kind of moral failing by the entire country - a sin that voters must pay for, until Election Day 2020 presents an opportunity for redemption. She also said that Comey never raised any concerns with her regarding the email investigation.

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