Trump tweets Comey guilty of 'many crimes'

In this image released by ABC News former FBI director James Comey appears at an interview with George Stephanopoulos that will air during a primetime “20/20” special on Sunday

"Morally unfit." Former FBI director James Comey recently sat down with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos for his first TV interview since he was sacked by President Donald Trump in May 2017.

In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, fired FBI Director James Comey defended his controversial decisions during the 2016 campaign and asserted that the reputation of his agency - which operates under near daily siege from the president and his allies - "would be worse today had we not picked the least bad alternatives".

Trump tweeted Monday that Comey and his former deputy Andrew McCabe - both fired from their jobs - "committed many crimes" during their tenures.

While his decisions about the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the probe of Russian interference in the election may have marked an end to his long run in law enforcement, Comey maintained he would not do things much differently if he had a chance.

"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, '" Comey told NPR in the latest in a series of interviews to promote his new book.

The ex-FBI director's book is scheduled to be published Tuesday, and he has begun a media tour that includes striking criticism of the president who fired him a year ago. Look around and you'll see headlines like "Comey calls Trump 'morally unfit to be president, '" "Comey compares Trump to mob boss", or "Comey: Trump treats women like they're 'meat'". The RNC has launched a "Lyin' Comey" website to discredit the former FBI Director.

Many Democrats blamed Comey for Clinton's defeat, as his revelation shifted momentum to Trump in the final news cycles of the campaigns. There is no indication he is under investigation for doing so. Where Comey talks about gradually filling a reservoir, the trademark Trump move, straight from the swamp, has been to strike deals based on shaky promises and then promptly burn through whatever credibility he brought to the table.

"Jim Comey loves to be in the center of power", Conway suggested.

More news: Saudi Arabia condemns Iran in wake of missile strikes in Syria

In the interview, Mr Comey said that it is "possible, but I don't know" whether Russian Federation has evidence to back allegations about Mr Trump's Moscow trip.

"Something else occurred to me about President Trump at that dinner that I found very instructive".

The contrast with the professional standards of Comey's future antagonist, Donald Trump, could not be greater.

The White House said Trump watched "bits and pieces" of the Comey interview, but not all of it.

Comey also discussed the Clinton email investigation during the broadcast. But he told ABC News that he believes there's evidence that the president obstructed justice and says he can't rule out that the Russians have compromising information on Trump. A Justice Department watchdog concluded that McCabe had misled Comey and investigators about a news media disclosure involving Hillary Clinton shortly before the 2016 presidential election. "The challenge of this president is that he will stain everyone around him", he told ABC, which aired an edited version of the interview but published a full transcript.

But Comey's invective will now feed the crackpot conspiracy theory of Trump partisans who are convinced that an organization made up primarily of conservative, white, middle-aged male cops is out to get a Republican president.

"So I worry sometimes people think I'm talking about politics".

Comey's book, "A Higher Loyalty", drives the publicity.

Related News:

Most liked

Jimmy Kimmel Gleefully Taunts Hannity For Being Outed as Cohen's Mystery Client
I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which I wanted his input and perspective". With Cohen by their side Monday, lawyers initially resisted revealing the name of the third client for privacy reasons .

Police detain some opposition activists as protests continue in downtown Yerevan
Police today temporarily closed the doors of the Municipality, and minor scuffle broke out between the protesters and cops. Several hundred people sat or laid down on pavements, blocking roads leading to the parliament building and universities.

Russia says it found Syrian rebel chemical weapons
U.S. sources said they had obtained blood and urine samples from victims which had tested positive for chlorine and a nerve agent. In London, British Prime Minister Theresa May accused Syria and Russian Federation of trying to cover up evidence.

3 injured in Pleasantview Elementary student knife attack
Watkins says he believes the injuries aren't life-threatening, and the students were taken to the hospital by their parents. The injured students suffered superficial wounds that required stitches, according to KARE in Minnesota .

Apple Reportedly Planning To Launch News Subscription Service In 2019
Previously Apple only sold music on an individual track basis through iTunes for about 99 cents per track. Beats Music, with its fewer than one million subscribers, shut down not long after Apple Music came out.

Facebook under fire for storing facial recognition data without consent
The plaintiffs claim Facebook collects and stores their biometric data without prior notice or consent, the ruling said. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) users in IL sued the company in 2015 for violating a state privacy law.

China, Japan vow 'new starting point' in ties
Ministers from Japan and China have restarted a high-level economic dialogue in Tokyo for the first time in almost 8 years. The Japan-China High-Level Economic Dialogue was being held Monday in Tokyo for the first time since August 2010.

US recalls more than 200 million eggs over salmonella fears
The eggs were sold through retail stores and restaurants. "The eggs that are in the stores today are safe", she said by phone. Those who have purchased the eggs are urged to not use the product and return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

Netanyahu warns over Iran after Syria strikes
The coalition strikes reportedly caused heavy damage to Syria's chemical weapons infrastructure. Hezbollah, like Iran and Russian Federation , is backing Assad in the war.

WWE Spoilers: Updated card for The Greatest Royal Rumble
Instead, Chris Jericho, who was initially expected to compete in the first ever 50-Man Royal Rumble Match, will step in. The announcement comes hours after Rusev and Lana called out "The Phenom" during a TMZ interview.

Michael Cohen facilitated $1.6 million agreement on behalf of GOP fundraiser
Steve Wynn, a casino magnate, resigned as its finance chairman earlier this year following allegations of sexual improprieties. Broidy was a deputy finance chairman for the RNC until Friday. "I haven't had a chance to do my due diligence".

Afghanistan: Taliban attack kills 10 security forces in Herat
The province of Ghazni is located south of Kabul province, the seat of the country's capital, Kabul , and lies along a key route. Confirming the report, Shindand District Governor Shukrullah Shaker said the attack took place in Larzanak area of the district.

Southampton 2-3 Chelsea: 5 Talking Points
Following Southampton's earlier defeat Palace were 3-2 winners over Brighton, with all five goals inside the first half. We went 2-0 down but had the right spirit to come back and win.

Minnesota Wild vs. Winnipeg Jets 4/13/18, Prediction & Odds
The franchise relocated to Winnipeg in 2011 and the Jets were also swept out of the playoffs by Anaheim in 2015. Game 2 is tonight at Honda Center. "There are very few players like him", marvelled Jets centre Paul Stastny.

John Boehner joins marijuana company board, cites 'evolved' position
Even as recently as 2015, Boehner reiterated his opposition to the legalization of "marijuana or other FDA Schedule I drugs". House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he's joined the board of a top cannabis company to promote medical marijuana.