Comey vs. Trump: Ultimate political smackdown has begun!
16 Abril, 2018, 15:26
"It's possible, but I don't know", Comey toldABC'sGeorge Stephanopoulos. "I don't know", Comey said of the Russians. The suspect checked the window quickly and couldn't open it himself so he decided to lock the boys in the bathroom as he made his exit.
Comey alleged Trump is like a mob boss, who measures a man by his loyalty.
Comey says he thinks there's "certainly some evidence of obstruction of justice" in Trump's actions.
This came in response to a question about the presedential tweetstorm that was sure to follow the interview.
"It is exactly what they teach you not to do", Christie said on ABC, adding, "The hubris he shows in that interview is extraordinary to me". Comey announced in July 2016 that he would not recommend charges against Clinton, but stated publicly that Clinton and her aides had been "extremely careless" in handling classified information. "I can't trust him".
Mr Comey's televised remarks, coupled with the release of his forthcoming book, offer his version of events surrounding his firing and the investigations into Russian election meddling and Hillary Clinton's email scandal. Following Clinton's loss, Democrats blamed Comey and Clinton herself has said it hurt her election prospects.
He replied: "I don't remember spelling it out, but it had to have been".
Comey also said Trump might be compromised by the Russians. "That could be obstruction of justice'". "'Cause I was operating in a world where Hillary Clinton was going to beat Donald Trump".
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican, said on Fox News Channel on Sunday that Comey was "out for revenge" against Trump. Trump has calledthe special counsel probe a "witch hunt" and repeatedly insisted there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia. I see all kinds of civil society getting engaged.
He also spoke at length about his complicated relationship with former attorney general Loretta Lynch. Trump went on to say Comey will "go down as the worst FBI director in history".
Comey is now a crucial witness for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether Trump has tried to obstruct the Russia probe.
"It's been really hard to put all the pieces together in our minds about, 'How does this all add up?'" he said. It took guts for Jim to do that - to speak that truth not only to power, but to the American people. "We just had a huge chance to reform our tax code and we absolutely blew it. Because effective tax reform is not just about lowering rates, it's about closing loopholes".
He was drawn to law enforcement after an armed burglar broke into his house when he was a boy and threatened Comey and his younger brother. Cohen wrote a $130,000 check to Daniels in October 2016 to keep her from going to the press during the final stages of the presidential election campaign.
In an interview with ABC News that aired Sunday night, the fired FBI chief says he could not discount the possibility that Russia might have something on the president.
The former FBI Director broke his long silence, giving his first one-on-one interview since President Trump fired him.
When he did get on the plane, he said, "I drank red wine from a paper cup and just looked out at the lights of the country I love so much as we flew home".