In exclusive interview, Comey calls Trump morally unfit for office

Schiller's attorney Stuart Sears claimed that the testimony leaked to the press was "blatantly false and misleading" in a statement.

On Sunday Mr Trump rejected Mr Comey's assertion that the president had sought his loyalty at a January 2017 dinner, saying "I hardly even knew this guy".

"It's been really hard to put all the pieces together in our minds about, 'How does this all add up?'" he said.

A brief point on the criticism I've read from pundits across the political spectrum in the last 24 hours about the "crassness" or "ego" of a former high-ranking government official for "cashing in" on his experiences.

Comey detail about a "dossier" containing raw intelligence on Trump's connections with Russians.

Women believe Comey over Trump 54-25 per cent and nonwhites pick Comey over Trump 63-15 per cent. Was it a mistake to agree to give Trump "honest loyalty" instead? "And so I choose to see the opportunity in a forest fire 'cause what forest fires do is allow things to grow that never could've grown". And I was in my room when a gunman kicked in the front door of the house.

For the most part, Comey avoided commenting on the ongoing Russia investigation. Trump said on Twitter early Sunday.

In the interview, Comey said he was unsure whether or not the Russians have compromising material that could be used to blackmail Trump - either relating to his pre-election personal conduct, or his campaign's actions. It took guts for Jim to do that - to speak that truth not only to power, but to the American people.

"I liken President Trump in the book to a forest fire".

"I think it's possible". 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, ' Comey replied.

Former FBI director James Comey believes President Donald Trump is not fit to be president. But, he acknowledged, "I was operating in a world where Hillary Clinton was going to beat Donald Trump, and so I'm sure that it was a factor". I felt like I was totally alone, that everybody hated me.

Trump's tweets also contained increasingly incendiary charges against his Democratic Party opponents.

Comey also denied he had fallen "in love" with his own virtue.

'People in this country need to stand up and go to the voting booth and vote their values'.

"If there were people who were secretly trying to protect Hillary Clinton, we didn't know about it. The FBI drove this investigation and we did it in a competent and independent way".

Oliver walked through the "long and infuriatingly proud history" of corporate tax avoidance, with a special nod to Apple and Google for being top "innovators in weaselly accounting", though GE and other huge companies paid zero federal taxes for much of this century.

Stephanopoulos asked if Trump had a right to know about the source of funding.

Specifically, Comey says, Trump is no fan of the FBI, which is investigating supposed Russian interference in the 2016 election, or the Justice Department.

He was drawn to law enforcement after an armed burglar broke into his house when he was a boy and threatened Comey and his younger brother.

"The challenge of this President is that he will stain everyone around him".

That's the day Comey's book, "A Higher Loyalty", officially comes out.

Correspondent George Stephanopoulos, left, appears with former FBI director James Comey for a taped interview that aired during a primetime "20/20" special on Sunday, April 15, 2018 on the ABC Television Network. Trump already attacked Comey on Friday, calling him "a proven LEAKER & LIAR" who should be prosecuted for leaking classified information.

Former FBI Director James Comey in his first exclusive interview since he was fired last May said that Donald Trump was "morally unfit" to be the President of the US.

  • Leon Brazil