James Comey Says There's "Some Evidence" Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 18, 2018,
Apr 18, 2018, 18:22
The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director is locked in a death struggle with an unpopular president who makes even his allies cringe with his belittling nicknames, foolish threats and odd view of the presidency - and somehow it is Comey who is coming away as the unlikable one.
Speaking to Baltic leaders on April 3, Trump, referring to the sanctions, claimed that "nobody" had been tougher on Russian Federation, but added, "With that being said, I think I could have a very good relationship with President Putin".
Fired FBI Director James Comey continued his media blitz on Tuesday, slamming President Donald Trump for his response to the bureau's raid of his personal lawyer's hotel, office, and home last week. "To the truth", Colbert offered. "I think he's morally unfit to be president", Comey declared. "It would be particularly useful now when our President is not that".
In his book, Comey takes direct aim at Trump's appearance, a particularly sensitive topic for the president, although a tactic he often employs himself when insulting others.
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican, said on Fox News Channel on Sunday that Comey was "out for reveng" against Trump. I mean, it's certainly some evidence of obstruction of justice. Colbert shot back, asking Comey the obvious follow-up. James Comey's interview with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos " His tie was too long as it always is.
So, damned if you do, more damned if you don't, but Mr Comey also says he would do nothing differently given his time over - his self-belief seems pretty unshakable. "I'm like the breakup he can't get over". He then emphasized that it's "not okay" for the president to be calling for the arrest of a private citizen and that "we need to call that out".
"This is not some tin-pot dictatorship where the leader of the country gets to say, 'The people I don't like go to jail, '" James Comey told NPR in the latest in a series of interviews to promote his new book.
In the waning days of the 2016 presidential election, Comey wrote a letter to Congress outlining the existence of hundreds of thousands of Hillary Clinton's emails discovered on a laptop belonging to disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose wife, Huma Abedin, was a longtime Clinton adviser.
"What do you do?"
He explained: 'Of course, at the time, I had no idea that I could make both halves angry at us, but we'll come to that later. I hope and pray we didn't. "I am not sure he even realizes how bad he sounds admitting that".
The size of Trump's hands has been a running joke among critics after former GOP candidate and Sen.
He also answered "possibly" when asked if the president was attempting to obstruct justice when he cleared the Oval Office of other officials in February 2017 before encouraging him to close the investigation into Flynn, who by that point was suspected of lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts.
"He looks like a microwaved circus peanut that someone has rubbed in Golden Retriever clippings", Colbert responded.
"It is entirely possible", Comey muses, that he broke one of law enforcement's cardinal rules and blabbed about an investigation at the most sensitive time imaginable, because to do otherwise would risk "making [Clinton] an illegitimate president".