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.

More news: Baltimore Ravens Interested in Signing Dez Bryant
More news: Chebukati says yet to receive quit letters by 3 Commissioners
More news: 9 out of 10 children allocated their first choice for Primary School

"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".

Recommended News

  • Trump's re-election bid raises $28m

    Trump's re-election bid raises $28m

    In first quarter of 2018, 61 percent of the direct contributions to his campaign committee came from donations of $200 or less. That was a big increase over the last quarter of 2017, when the three committees together raised $12.5 million.
    'I thought Ant was DEAD' McPartlin's drink-drive crash horror revealed

    'I thought Ant was DEAD' McPartlin's drink-drive crash horror revealed

    In a statement, read by his lawyer, he apologised for his actions and said he was "ashamed and mortified" by what he had done. A three-vehicle pile up was caught live on BBC News as they reported on Ant McPartlin's court hearing for drink-driving .
    Gas prices hit levels not seen since 2015

    Gas prices hit levels not seen since 2015

    US oil inventories still remain almost 20 percent lower than a year ago as exports remain brisk and OPEC's continued production cuts eat away the previous glut of crude oil.
  • Juan Mata states his prediction for Man United v West Brom

    Juan Mata states his prediction for Man United v West Brom

    Lukaku enjoyed a prolific loan spell at The Hawthorns in the 2012/13 season, netting 17 goals in 35 league appearances. A United victory on Sunday afternoon would keep City's champagne on ice for a few more days at least.
    Epic is considering more than 100 players for Fortnite

    Epic is considering more than 100 players for Fortnite

    If we were to put those classes into Battle Royale everyone would gravitate towards the one that has the smallest "hitbox". With a suite of cinematic settings you can now capture your most memorable moments, highlights and cinematics.
    Sensex falls almost  300 points; Infosys tanks 4%

    Sensex falls almost 300 points; Infosys tanks 4%

    Hero MotoCorp (2.02%), Kotak Mahindra Bank (1.88%) and Adani Ports (1.85%) were the top gainers on Sensex . In the broader market, the BSE Midcap was little changed, while the BSE Smallcap gained 0.4 per cent.
  • Evaluate Potential Stock Drawbacks with Report of: Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)

    Evaluate Potential Stock Drawbacks with Report of: Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)

    The e-commerce giant reported $2.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.85 by $0.31. Inc ( AMZN ) touched 1405.23 on a recent bid indicating that the Tenkan line is still hovering above the Kijun Sen.
    New Teaser Confirms That OnePlus 6 will be Water Resistant

    New Teaser Confirms That OnePlus 6 will be Water Resistant

    In terms of optics, the OnePlus 6 will apparently flaunt a dual rear camera setup featuring a 20MP sensor and another 16MP sensor. Motorola Moto G6 has been in the news for the past few weeks with some quality renders and leaks found ...
    British government apologises for treatment of 'Windrush generation' of migrants

    British government apologises for treatment of 'Windrush generation' of migrants

    These individuals have done nothing wrong and there is no basis upon which the Home Office can justify what they are doing. Many long-term immigrants who arrived from the Commonwealth as children have been told they are here illegally.
  • Barbara Bush makes an end of life decision, stops medical treatment

    Barbara Bush makes an end of life decision, stops medical treatment

    Bush spent two days at Methodist Hospital earlier this month but decided not to return there when her health began to deteriorate. In her adopted home of Houston , she is known for her love of the city and her generous, gracious service to those living here.
    East Cleveland police say suspect confesses to chase that injure

    East Cleveland police say suspect confesses to chase that injure

    Police identified the man arrested during a SWAT situation Sunday in Northeast El Paso as 22-year-old Deyone Quartaril Bridges. It was recovered two days later and returned to the museum, according to police.
    US Retail Sales Rose 0.6% in March

    US Retail Sales Rose 0.6% in March

    The result put sales up 4.5 per cent over the same month previous year , pointing to a trend of steady overall increases. Clothing and clothing accessory stores were up 6.1% year-over-year but down 0.8% from February seasonally adjusted.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.