A War of Words Between Trump and Comey

James Comey

James Comey

"The president of the United States is watching this and has been watching the Comey media blitz very closely", said Asawin Suebsaeng, White House Reporter at The Daily Beast.

Trump has said he fired Comey because of his handling of the FBI's investigation into Clinton's email practices.

Comey's book, "A Higher Loyalty", drives the publicity.

Comey details how Trump has been obsessed since his election with the more obscene details of the dossier that alleged Trump watched prostitutes in Moscow pee on each other in 2013 in a suite that Barack and Michelle Obama had once slept in.

Trump has denied he asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to FBI investigators about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the United States.Trump has also used Twitter to call Comey a liar and called for his imprisonment. "No FBI director has ever been fired as he was investigating a president", Stephanopoulos told CNNMoney. The most important being truth. She asserted that Comey has "proven to be dishonest".

"There's certainly some evidence of obstruction of justice", Comey said.

On Sunday, before the ABC interview aired, Comey tweeted that his book draws on stories from his life and from lessons he has learned from others.

"One of the leaked excerpts from Comey's memoir states, "[Trump's] face appeared slightly orange with bright white half-moons under his eyes where I assumed he placed small tanning goggles, and impressively coiffed, bright blonde hair, which upon close inspection looked to be all his...

Comey has not been formally accused of disclosing classified information or lying to Congress. There is no indication Comey is under investigation for doing either.

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Comey spent an hour taking various political shots at Trump- even insinuating the president may have obstructed justice with his firing. "It's possible", Comey said.

A little after 9 a.m. Sunday (early Monday NZ time), Trump returned his focus to Comey.

FBI Director James Comey listens during testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 20, 2017, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

Mr Comey also said he believed that Mr Trump was "morally unfit" to be president and that he treated women like "pieces of meat".

The president soon turned his focus to the Cohen raid, an aggressive move by prosecutors in the Southern District of NY, who were referred material by special counsel Robert Mueller III's team.

"It must have been", Comey acknowledged, "I don't remember consciously thinking about that, but it must have been".

As CNN Money notes, books about the Trump Administration have filled the number one slot on the New York Times's hardcover nonfiction list since mid-January.

Asked whether he believed Trump ought to be impeached, Comey replied, "I hope not because I think impeaching and removing Donald Trump from office would let the American people off the hook and have something happen indirectly that I believe they're duty bound to do directly". In his book, Comey likens Trump to a dishonest, ego-driven mob boss and says he demanded the then Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's personal pledge of loyalty - a damning account that has infuriated the president at a moment of intensifying legal pressure on other fronts.

And as has become customary in the case of any high-profile slight against the president, Trump immediately took to Twitter, using his 280 characters to call Comey a "slimeball", "slippery, ' and "the worst FBI Director in history".

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