Comey: Trump's call to put him in jail isn't 'normal'

18 April, 2018, 00:50 | Author: Diane Mills
  • James Comey

The simple fact is that Trump was elected and Comey was appointed. A 66 percent majority of those who strongly approve of Trump back such measures, as do 73 percent of those who strongly disapprove of him.

Trump's legal fate, as well as his political fortunes in Washington, may depend on whether he succeeds in undermining the credibility of Comey and the law enforcement institutions he views as arrayed against him.

"The idea that [Trump] obstructed justice by firing [former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James] Comey to protect [former national security adviser Michael] Flynn or whatever. if Comey's the key witness, boy, what a joke of a prosecution that would be", Fitton said.

A large man at 6-foot-8, Comey notes that he checked the president's hand size: It was "smaller than mine but did not seem unusually so".

Trump has said he fired Comey because of his handling of the FBI's investigation into Clinton's email practices. This was the first big primetime exclusive that troubled ABC News has landed since Caitlyn Jenner's 2015 sit-down with Diane Sawyer. He wrote that Comey's writings "are self serving and FAKE!" "But call it a matter.' And I said, 'Why would I do that?' And she said, 'Just call it a matter, '" he added.

During an interview with George Stephanopoulos for ABC's 20/20 that aired Sunday night, Comey said that Trump did not possess the tools necessary to fulfill his duty as president.

The probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians during the 2016 presidential race, now led by independent special prosecutor Robert Mueller, increasingly menaces Trump's inner circle.

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And last week federal agents in NY raided the office and hotel room of Trump's longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, possibly in connection with secret hush payments he made to women claiming they had affairs with Trump.

"What I think will make some ripples are the additional details that are provided in some of those anecdotes that he's telling", said Lachlan Markay, White House Correspondent at The Daily Beast. And he's not mincing words. He sounded truthful when he testified under oath that Trump tried to extract a loyalty oath from him and asked him to go easy on disgraced national security adviser Michael Flynn. He calls him "untethered to truth", "unethical" and a "forest fire" burning through the foundation of American democracy, norms and values. And in one particular instance - a private dinner at the White House - Comey uses it as an opportunity to discuss how he never once saw Trump laugh.

Comey, who was sacked by Trump past year, told NPR that he doesn't follow Trump on Twitter but sees some of his tweets.

According to Kovalik, Comey's book reveals his political bias. And then he said, 'Another reason you know it's not true is I'm a germaphobe. I don't think it helps the country.

Comey said if allowed to continue his work, he is confident Mueller "will find the truth".

Write to us in the Comments Section or on our Facebook page. There is no indication Comey is under investigation for doing either. In a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday, Lynch said she was simply following longstanding Justice Department protocol against confirming or denying the existence of an investigation.

In the interview excerpt released Saturday, Comey said he did not remember "consciously thinking" about the election results as he made a decision to disclose that the FBI had reopened its investigation into candidate Clinton's email use.

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