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16 April 2018, 09:26 | Simon Arnold
Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S.
In one excerpt, Mr Comey said he did not remember "consciously thinking" about the election results as he chose to disclose that the FBI had reopened its investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use.
Comey answered "possibly" when asked in an ABC News interview whether the president was attempting to obstruct justice when he asked Comey to end an FBI investigation into former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn.
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has taken a pre-emptive strike against James Comey, losing his cool on Twitter ahead of revelations to come in the ex-FBI director's upcoming book.
He is the second ever Federal Bureau of Investigation director to be fired.
Excerpts of the interview with ABC News already have been aired, as have reviews of Comey's new memoir "A Higher Loyalty:Truth, Lies and Leadership", which likens Trump to a dishonest, ego-driven mob boss who demanded a pledge of loyalty from his Federal Bureau of Investigation chief.
Trump has denied that conversation, but Comey insisted that it definitely occurred.
In an interview with ABC News that aired Sunday night, the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation chief says he could not discount the possibility that Russian Federation might have something on the president.
The excerpts sparked another furious round of tweets by Trump, calling Comey a "slime ball" and saying he "stupidly" handled a probe into Trump's 2016 election rival Hillary Clinton.
Former FBI Director James Comey said that although Donald Trump is "morally unfit" to be president, it's not grounds to be removed from office through the impeachment process.
"How come he gave up Classified Information (jail), why did he lie to Congress (jail), why did the DNC refuse to give Server to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (why didn't they TAKE it), why the phony memos, McCabe's $700,000 & more?" he said.
Comey says that in his view a president must embody respect and adhere to the nation's core values, the most important being truth. In other words, he was making decisions based on the fact that he thought she was going to win, and he wanted a job.
Comey is promoting a new book - and incurring Trump's wrath as he does.
In another, the president undertook a mini-review of Comey's memoir: "The big questions in Comey's badly reviewed book aren't answered like, how come he gave up Classified Information (jail), why did he lie to Congress (jail), why did the DNC refuse to give Server to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (why didn't they TAKE it), why the phony memos, McCabe's $700,000 & more?"
She also said that Mr Comey never raised any concerns with her regarding the email investigation.
He said: "I was operating in a world where Hillary Clinton was going to beat Donald Trump, and so I'm sure that it was a factor".
The President has been highly critical, and public with his criticism, of Mr Comey since firing him in May past year over his handling of the FBI investigation into Mrs Clinton's emails and the inquiry into Russian interference in the election.
"I think impeaching and removing Donald Trump from office would let the American people off the hook and have something happen indirectly that I believe they're duty-bound to do directly", Comey said.
In the interview excerpt released on Saturday, Mr Comey said he did not remember "consciously thinking" about the election results as he chose to disclose that the FBI had reopened its investigation into presidential candidate Mrs Clinton's email use.
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