James Comey gives first interview since President Trump fired him

James Comey gives first interview since President Trump fired him

James Comey gives first interview since President Trump fired him

In the book, Comey writes, "This president is unethical, and untethered to truth and institutional values".

But on that crucial obstruction question, Mr Comey - in his first interview since his sacking - told ABC America's George Stephanopoulos: "Possibly".

Comey said in the exclusive interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, which aired at 10 p.m. on Sunday, that it is "possible, but I don't know" whether Russian Federation has evidence to back up the allegations about Trump's Moscow trip.

Her comments came the morning after Comey, in his first televised interview since being fired past year, said that he believed Trump was "morally unfit" to be president and recounted several meetings with the him, including one in which Comey says Trump asked for his loyalty.

The long ranging interview touched on several topics, including the Hillary Clinton email scandal, his start at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the alleged dossier of information that may involve compromising material on Trump.

"I don't think he's medically unfit to be president".

Stephanopoulos asks Comey if he believes the Russians have "something" on Trump, to which Comey responds, "I think it's possible".

The Republican National Committee also created a website, lyincomey.com, using an insult first used in a tweet by Trump, to attack Comey.

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Detailed accounts of his impressions on Trump and his presidency are articulated in his book, 'A Higher Loyalty, ' which is set to release on Tuesday.

The President and his allies have launched a forceful counterattack.

Comey has faced harsh criticism from both Republicans and Democrats and his book gives him a chance to defend his actions, according to CNN. She said that Mr Comey "needs to be asked questions by Congress at a hearing, not on a TV special". White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later said Comey would "be forever known as a disgraced partisan hack that broke his sacred trust with the president of the United States". Trump has repeatedly called the investigation a witch hunt and denied any collusion. The book will officially be released next week.

In an incident Clinton herself has blamed for her losing the election, Comey informed members of Congress shortly before the election that additional emails had been found that were linked to the investigation, then stating just two days before that election that no new or incriminating information was found in said emails.

Hillary Clinton has suggested James Comey is partly to blame for the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

His written record of several troubling encounters with Trump while FBI director -including the president's requests for loyalty and for the FBI to drop its investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn - are at the heart of Mueller's investigation into whether Trump sought to obstruct the continuing examination of Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

Clinton has asserted that she would have been elected president if Comey hadn't re-opened the investigation.

Trump did not explain the "many crimes" he alleges that Comey and McCabe committed and there is no evidence that they have done any wrongdoing. Flynn has since pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia's ambassador and is now cooperating with the Mueller investigation.

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