James Comey gives first interview since President Trump fired him
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 17, 2018,
Apr 17, 2018, 3:13
So far, 19 people including Flynn and Trumps former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort have been charged in the investigation. The latter are pretty much irrelevant. Comey himself is an example of this on many occasions, resorting to clickbait insults and self-righteous self-indulgence to sell books.
Comey went on, saying Trump is "ego-driven and about personal loyalty", comparing the President a mafia boss. The investigation by Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 election is reviewing whether Trump obstructed justice by firing Comey, and through other actions.
'But the deputy director who was a great deputy director and a longtime special agent, looked at me and said, "You know you're totally screwed, right?"
"Was she promised a Supreme Court seat, or AG, in order to lay off Hillary", Trump asks in another Tweet.
Did Trump immediately strike Comey as a mob boss, to which he likens him in the book? The White House is saying essentially the same thing, albeit with slightly less juvenile language.
Trump provided no evidence of a crime and Comey has not been accused of wrongdoing by legal authorities.
"Director Wray would rather be answering questions on the FBI's current work, its mission, priorities, and challenges rather than having this rather cloud on his horizon, questions about Jim Comey".
Before Comey was speaking out about Trump's moral compass, however, he was blamed by some Democrats and political pundits as throwing the election in Trump's favor, when he announced a decision to reopen an FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's email servers just days before the 2016 presidential election.
To this day, Comey's justification for that decision is absurdly weak.
He also appeared to cite Comey's testimony before Congress previous year, in which he told Senator Chuck Grassley, a Republican of Iowa, that he had never been an anonymous source to the press nor had he authorized someone else to do the same.
And that's what really matters at the moment.
Comey's response to Russian Federation having compromising material on President Trump also was maddening to many as he vacillated-simply saying it's "possible"-leaving a major issue extremely open-ended. This president is not able to do that", he said". Who do you believe? Comey said he did not remember consciously thinking about the election results as he made a decision to disclose that the FBI had reopened its investigation into candidate Clintons email use.
The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who served for almost four years, suggested to Stephanopoulos that impeaching Trump would be the easy way out. Comey, he wrote, "is not smart!", adding he "will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!"
He says there's "certainly some evidence of obstruction of justice", though he notes that he's just a witness in the case and not an investigator or prosecutor.
Warning that Trump "may act to cripple or shut down an investigation by the nation's top law-enforcement agencies into his campaign and administration, " the paper said, "lawmakers need to be preparing now for that possibility because if and when it comes to pass, they will suddenly find themselves on the edge of an abyss, with the Constitution in their hands".