GOP congressmen want Comey's memos on Trump

Remigio Civitarese
Aprile 16, 2018

In an interview between Comey and George Stephanopoulos that aired Sunday night on ABC - launching a TV and radio tour for Comey that will include an appearance Tuesday on NPR's Morning Edition - and a CNN town hall next week hosted by Anderson Cooper, the former FBI director said he believed there was "some evidence of obstruction of justice" by the president, based upon a now-infamous meeting he had with Trump in which the Michael Flynn investigation was brought up.

Just a few hours before James Comey's first television appearance ahead of his new book's release, President Trump published a string of tweets calling Comey a "slimeball" and saying the notes the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director says he took were "fake".

"That mystified me even after President Trump became president, 'cause I discovered that he wouldn't criticize him even in private", Comey said.

At one point in the interview, Stephanopoulos asks Comey how odd it must feel to make that comparison.

[He] talks about and treats women like they're pieces of meat [and] lies constantly about matters big and small, said Mr Comey.

Comey is doing a series of media interviews before the release of his book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership", which news organizations have said paints a deeply unflattering picture of the president.

'He strikes me as a person of above average intelligence who's tracking conversations and knows what's going on, ' said Comey.

He also said it was stunning to think that Russian Federation could have compromising information on the President, but that he could not discount the possibility.

Former FBI Director James Comey says he thinks it's possible that President Donald Trump might be compromised by the Russians.

As he read over the recommendations from Rosenstein and Sessions, Comey said he thought to himself, "That makes no sense at all".

Excerpts of the book released last week paint a devastating portrait of the president as a congenital liar and an unethical leader.

Comey's wife described the look as he walked to meet Trump as "Jim's 'oh s-t face'".

In the interview, Comey said he was unsure whether or not the Russians have compromising material that could be used to blackmail Trump - either relating to his pre-election personal conduct, or his campaign's actions.

Comey gave his first major TV interview since he was sacked by Trump a year ago, saying that the President lies constantly and may have obstructed justice. But I'm an optimistic person. "That's an affirmative act of concealment", Comey said. "Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the awful job he did-until he was, in fact, fired", Trump wrote on Twitter.

'People in this country need to stand up and go to the voting booth and vote their values'. "It was important to tell the email story because it's me trying to figure out how to lead well", he said.

Hours before the interview aired, Trump launched into a preemptive tirade on Twitter berating Trump.

Former FBI Director James Comey informed Congress of the move just days before the election, at the time Clinton had a strong advantage in opinion poles.

In a statement to The Associated Press, Lynch responds to criticism from Comey in his forthcoming book that, early in the email inquiry, she had instructed him to refer to it as a "matter" rather than an "investigation".

"I started to tell him about the allegation was that he had been involved with prostitutes in a hotel in Moscow in 2013", Comey says in the clip. His "memos" are self serving and FAKE!'

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