President Donald Trump isn't too happy about former FBI Director James Comey's new memoir. But it will furnish mountains of ammunition for combatants on all sides. Sanders explained Trump's heated response to the book by attacking the media for giving Comey a platform, saying the president "has every right to call out that individual that you guys are propping up". According to The Washington Post, "Comey wrote that Obama sat alone with him in the Oval Office in late November and told him, 'I picked you to be Federal Bureau of Investigation director because of your integrity and your ability". Comey expressed concern about creating a narrative that the president was being investigated personally and that it was hard to prove something never happened.
But Trump continued the firestorm throughout Sunday morning, suggesting that Comey be jailed for his actions. With each Stephanopoulos question, they cut back to Comey and the drama builds as we want to know what Comey's responses are going to be. At first, it seemed enough.
There are also details about Trump's attitude toward Russian Federation, and the president's apparent fixation on a story about a dossier with salacious allegations against the president.
The president repeated his belief that Comey deserved to be fired and expressed confidence the American public "would see through his lies" and realize Comey was part of a "deep state" effort to undermine the administration. Regarding a private dinner with Trump where the president demanded loyalty, Comey compared it to the Mafia induction ceremony of Sammy (The Bull) Gravano.
President Donald Trump must have a lot on his mind as an eventful week-even by the new standard he's created in Washington-comes to an end. #President Trump's frequent Twitter rampages against Comey will surely add to the sales, and Trump will most certainly claim credit.
Trump and his allies have already launched a counterattack. On Fox News this week, lawyer and Fox News contributor Joseph diGenova referred to Comey as "the dirtiest cop in America." He maintains an air of rather self-conscious rectitude throughout, while finding much to disapprove of in the world around him.
"No, I didn't even think I used the term Steele dossier", Comey said. He mentioned it to Comey several times.
Comey was asked if he believed the allegations in the Russian Federation dossier.
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Comey, who stands 6 feet 8 inches, confesses to lying about a college basketball career.
He said he asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ala.) if he could reply and was told to "take all the time you need". Trump fired Comey in May. I know he took the loss hard. Comey writes that he felt he had become something of a pariah at the White House, and that some there disdained him for his handling of the email investigation late in the election.
"His face appeared slightly orange, with bright white half-moons under his eyes where I assumed he placed small tanning goggles, and impressively coifed, bright blond hair, which upon close inspection looked to be all his..."
"I honestly never thought these words would come out of my mouth, but I don't know whether the current president of the United States was with prostitutes peeing on eachother in Moscow in 2013", Comey told ABC.
"In effect, she was removing herself but not removing herself".
Comey's firing in May led to the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel in charge of investigating possible links between Trump's campaign and Russians who sought to influence the 2016 election with email hacks and fake news.
That investigation has been gathering momentum in recent weeks, especially with the stunning search of the hotel room and office of Trump's personal attorney in NY this week.