Belief Clinton would win election 'factor' in email probe - Comey

Belief Clinton would win election 'factor' in email probe - Comey

Belief Clinton would win election 'factor' in email probe - Comey

Excerpts of the interview with ABC News already have been aired, as have reviews of Comey's new memoir "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership", which likens Trump to a dishonest, ego-driven mob boss who demanded a pledge of loyalty from his Federal Bureau of Investigation chief.

Former FBI Director James Comey said his assumption that then-candidate Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 election played a role in his decision-making about investigating the private email server she used as secretary of state.

Trump has further raised questions that "aren't answered" in Comey's "badly reviewed book" on the former FBI's chief actions in the handling of the Clinton investigation.

Mr. Comey, who was sacked by President Donald Trump a year ago, told ABC that a desire to ensure Ms. Clinton's victory was seen as legitimate played a role in his decision to announce that the bureau would reopen the investigation, made 11 days before the election.

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

In the book, Mr Comey compares Mr Trump to a mafia don and calls his leadership of the country "ego driven and about personal loyalty".

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Comey is embarking on a public rollout of his book, "A Higher Loyalty", which comes out Tuesday.

The Washington Post has a thorough rundown of the many mistruths and unproven assertions Trump packed in to just seven fewer-than-280-character bursts. "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". His "memos" are self serving and FAKE!' Trump fired Comey in May, leading to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to announce the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller. Critics, however, have disputed the account, seizing on the meeting as potential evidence that the Obama-era Justice Department's independence may have been compromised with regard to the Clinton investigation. Why can't we all find out what happened on the tarmac in the back of the plane with Wild Bill and Lynch? Trump, yes, continued. "Was she promised a Supreme Court seat, or AG, in order to lay off Hillary".

As usual, however, Trump's Sunday tweets didn't just stick to one topic.

"I have many (too many!) lawyers and they are probably wondering when their offices, and even homes, are going to be raided with everything, including their phones and computers, taken", Trump tweeted.

The president also weighed in on his recent decision to order strikes on Syria, which he previously defended in a Saturday tweet as being "perfectly executed".

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