Ryan: Comey a man of integrity 'as far as I know'


Firing back at a sharply critical book by former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, President Donald Trump blasted him Friday as an "untruthful slime ball", saying, "It was my great honor to fire James Comey!". I don't really know the guy.

In a clip from the ABC interview released on Saturday, Comey said his belief that Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 presidential election was a factor in his decision to disclose the investigation into her use of a private email server as secretary of state.

In true Trump fashion, the president punched back hard on Twitter unleashing a rare double tweet.calling Comey "a weak and untruthful slime ball".

The intense scrutiny over the meeting prompted Lynch to say she would accept whatever outcome Comey recommended as a result of the probe.

In his book, which is set to be released later this week, Comey writes that "because I was making decisions in an environment where Hillary Clinton was sure to be the next president, my concern about making her an illegitimate president by concealing the restarted investigation bore greater weight than it would have if the election appeared closer or if Donald Trump were ahead in the polls". "I think he should be left to do his job, and I don't think they're really contemplating this".

For example, Trump has said before that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe "got $700,000 from H [illary Clinton]" for his wife Dr. Jill McCabe's campaign for the Virginia state senate. "I've met him two or three times..."

The president accused Comey of "grandstanding" in order to make money off Trump's name.

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"The president said, 'I need loyalty, I expect loyalty.' I didn't move, speak, or change my facial expression in any way during the awkward silence that followed".

But it was the Cheney-Addington showdown that established Comey's independence in the minds of many in Washington, D.C. It also appears to have impressed the man who would become the next president, Barack Obama. "He mentioned a number of women, and seemed to have memorized their allegations", Comey writes. "We simply looked at each other in silence", said Comey in a written testimony to Congress.

While Comey does not outline the details of the information - and says he didn't see indications of Lynch inappropriately influencing the investigation - he says it anxious him that the material could be used to attack the integrity of the probe and the FBI's independence.

"James Comey, a man of integrity?" In it, Comey compares Trump to a mafia don and calls his leadership of the country "ego driven and about personal loyalty".

Many blame Comey for Democrat Hillary Clinton's loss to Trump in the 2016 Electoral College.

Todd asked, "Would you take him at his word?"