Comey: Russians may have info on Trump

Comey also responded to the belief by some that he took cheap shots at the president in his book - which were repeated in the ABC News special Sunday - in commenting on the color of the president's skin, the size of his hands and the length of his tie.

Comey went on to say there is a "danger" to democracy in America if voters don't respond to Trump's "threats to the rule of law".

"I don't remember spelling it out", he added, "but it had to have been that she's going to be elected president and if I hide this from the American people, she'll be illegitimate the moment she's elected, the moment this comes out". "We wake up in the morning and see the president of the United States is accusing people of crimes without evidence and pronouncing them guilty and saying they should be in jail".

So there's a thing, a set of values that's above our normal fights, and what I'm worried about with this president is he threatens those.

The Post-ABC poll was conducted April 8 to 11 among a random national sample of 1,002 adults reached on cellular and landline telephones. He previously covered the Trump White House. But he said that in Trump's case, he could not discount the possibility that the president had been compromised. That nearly tripled what ABC had a week before in the time slot.

You should have disclosed your relationship with Cohen' Clinton allies seethe with rage at Comey Press: The lawmaker vs. the lawbreaker MORE said in a new interview that while most Americans shrugged off a tweet in which President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump asking Arab nations to replace US military in Syria after defeat of ISIS: report Columbia presses on with scholarship program for displaced Syrians despite Trump travel ban Dershowitz confronts Hannity: 'You should have disclosed your relationship with Cohen' MORE suggested the former FBI director suggesting he faces jail time, the president threatening a private citizen is "not normal".

Comey says Trump seemed fixated on an allegation made in a dossier compiled by a former British spy - and funded by Trump's political opponents - involving Russian prostitutes urinating on a bed in a Moscow hotel.

Still, it was less than half the people who watched Stormy Daniels on "60 Minutes" last month. After Clinton's loss, many Democrats blamed Comey, and Clinton herself has said it hurt her election prospects. Comey, Trump tweeted, "was making decisions based on the fact that he thought she was going to win, and he wanted a job". Comey said he did not remember "consciously thinking" about the election results as he decided to disclose that the FBI had reopened its investigation into candidate Clinton's email use. "I'm not trying to make fun of anybody", he said, defending such descriptors as instances where he was trying to describe the scene for the reader. We fight like crazy in this country about guns and about social issues and taxes and immigration. "That is not OK".

  • Leon Brazil