NYT's Maggie Haberman Thinks James Comey Interview Was A Dud

NYT's Maggie Haberman Thinks James Comey Interview Was A Dud

NYT's Maggie Haberman Thinks James Comey Interview Was A Dud

Former FBI Director James Comey gave a no-holds-barred interview on Sunday night in which he called Donald Trump "morally unfit to be president" and a liar who possibly obstructed justice.

Trump criticized Comey's assertion that his decisions in the investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails were based on assumption she would win the 2016 election.

Trump has long griped that Comey drafted a statement about the ending of the Hillary Clinton email investigation months before the FBI interviewed her - a timeline the FBI has confirmed. But in another part of the same interview, Stephanopoulos asked Comey about his decision to announce a new probe into Hillary Clinton's e-mails less than two weeks before the 2016 election.

Republican Comey's reopening of the Clinton email case shortly before the election won him no friends among Democrats. In the book, Comey compares Trump to a mafia don and calls his leadership of the country "ego driven and about personal loyalty".

A Justice Department report released last week found that McCabe "lacked candor" on four occasions when discussing the disclosure of information in a news report regarding the FBI's Clinton Foundation investigation.

The simple fact is that Trump was elected and Comey was appointed.

In "A Higher Loyalty", Comey's memoir set to be released Tuesday, Comey said he made the request of Sessions after the second time Trump drew him into a private conservation that Comey described as an attempt to gain political advantage.

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

As the interview continued, Comey appeared to have no fondness for the man who fired him last May. He has some of the same concerns about his moral character as I have and, indeed, as many of Trump's own voters had when they pulled the lever for him.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Monday that Trump is perplexed that Comey is receiving so much attention for what she characterized as a "revisionist" version of his limited interactions with her boss.

Comey said that he would not favour impeaching Trump, because that "would let the American people off the hook" and the public was "duty bound" to vote Trump out of office in the next election. I think it's to an important point that- when you're talking about being an ethical leader, at what point do people serve in order to protect the institution, to protect the country, and at what point does it cross over into enabling bad behavior?

Aside from the book's scathing content, former Federal Bureau of Investigation assistant director Ron Hosko said the publication likely opens the door to criticism that Comey penned the dramatic account merely to enrich himself. Trump has called the special counsel probe a "witch hunt" and repeatedly insisted there was no collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation.

Trump has repeatedly referred to the Muller investigation as a witch hunt, denying any cooperation occurred. The retired general pleaded guilty in December and is now cooperating with Mueller's investigation. "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".

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