Trump Responds To 'Disgruntled' Comey Interview: He 'Committed Many Crimes!'

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Former FBI Director James Comey kicked off his publicity blitz for his new memoir with ABC's George Stephanopoulos.

"His leadership is transactional, ego-driven and about personal loyalty", wrote Comey, according to the New York Times, continuing the unprecedented assault on a sitting US President by a high government official.

Comey has a tell-all book, "A Higher Loyalty", due out on Tuesday. The Associated Press purchased a copy last week. Comey also revealed during the hearing that he documented his interactions with Trump because he was "concerned" that the President "might lie about the nature of our meeting".

- He takes jabs at Trump's physical appearance.

"He loves to divert the spotlight to himself and be the center of power", Conway told CNN's "New Day" Monday morning. When asked "was President Trump obstructing justice?" Comey even dismissed speculation about Trump's mental health and described the president as "a person of above-average intelligence". Hours before the interview aired, the president, who fired Comey a year ago, unleashed a Twitter outburst that labeled Comey "slippery", suggested he should be put in jail and branded him "the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!" He also says there is "some evidence of obstruction of justice" in the president's actions and that Trump is "morally unfit" for office.

In a Quinnipiac University poll published last month, 84 percent of Republicans approved of Trump's job performance, and only 31 percent said he is not a good role model for children.

Comey's account lands at a particularly sensitive moment for Trump and the White House. The pressure allegedly came in the form of a phone call to McCabe from a Justice Department principal associate deputy attorney general (PADAG) who pressed McCabe on the continuing investigation. The Republican National Committee is poised to lead the pushback effort against Comey by launching a website and supplying surrogates with talking points that question his credibility.

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

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He said the salacious claims in the unverified Steele dossier, which was financed by the Clinton campaign, could be true.

Mrs Clinton blames his decision to reopen the email probe 11 days before the 2016 election for her shock defeat.

Comey acknowledged, however, that his decision was influenced by the belief that Clinton would win. She also said that Comey never raised any concerns with her regarding the email investigation. There is no indication Comey is under investigation for doing either.

Comey's book will be heavily scrutinized by the president's legal team looking for any inconsistencies between it and his public testimony, under oath, before Congress.

Comey said they should have conveyed that what she did was more than just an ordinary mistake, but was not criminal behaviour.

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director said, however, he'd still be working for the government had he not been removed.

Attorney Seth Abramson picked up on what he described as "the terrible irony" of Mr Comey's actions at the time. "And that-that morning we were making that decision, she asked, 'Should you consider that what you're about do to may help elect Donald Trump president?'" he added. "To draw us in", Comey writes in an excerpt cited by ABC.

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