Trump Talk of Jailing Foe Akin to 'Tin-Pot Dictator,' Comey Says
Apr 18 2018 by Lorena Waters
"He, and a number of other Federal Bureau of Investigation employees who worked directly for him, have damaged the agency", Nancy Savage, executive director of the Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said of Comey'sbook and interview.
"We are a nation of laws, and without respect for law and order and the systems in place to carry out those functions, our government and democracy would be at stake", she said in the statement. "This president is not able to do that".
But the book has also unleashed a torrent of attacks against Comey - accused by his critics of self-satisfied moralizing.
CBS's "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert could barely contain his glee as he started his show on Tuesday night. To be fair, Comey's handling of the controversy about Clinton's private email server may well have been crucial to Trump's victory.
In the midst of the longest run of self-inflicted wounds known to man, Donald Trump caught a huge break.
"I never asked Comey for Personal Loyalty".
"I don't remember spelling it out, but it had to have been", he said.
'A person who sees moral equivalence in Charlottesville, who talks about and treats women like they're pieces of meat, who lies constantly about matters big and small and insists the American people believe it - that person's not fit to be president of the United States, on moral grounds.
"I actually was quite surprised because I thought, I'm leading the Russian Federation investigation", responded Comey. I think hes morally unfit to be president. He has matched Comey's extreme rhetoric (comparing Trump to a Mafia boss) with equally tough tweets (calling the fired director an "untruthful slime ball").
If Comey's goal is to bring down Trump, rather than to simply sell books, he would have been better advised to stick to his previous strategy of posting cryptic tweets such as this one on December 13: " 'Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. "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", he said. And at a dinner with someone - I mean, I'm not a comedian but I occasionally say something that's amusing that people chuckle with each other.
He added that USA citizens need to "fight" for American values, and that "impeachment, in a way, would short-circuit that". On Sunday morning, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley had said that new sanctions against Russian Federation would be in place by Monday. The argument from the White House is that Comey is "known to be a leaker and a liar" - a phrase used by the president; a phrase used by his press secretary, Sarah Sanders.
In this photo illustration, an employee takes copies of the United Kingdom edition of former FBI Director James Comey's book out of a box as it is released in London at Waterstone's on April 17.
A Republican strategist leapt to the defense of President Donald Trump following comments made by former FBI Director James Comey at the weekend. "In other words, he was making decisions based on the fact that he thought she was going to win, and he wanted a job".
If it ever comes to an impeachment process against Mr Trump (something interestingly Comey says he hopes doesn't happen - his argument that it was the American people who elected him; it should therefore be the American people who boot him from office), then his testimony could prove vital. He has denied the report's allegations that he misled investigators and Comey about a news media disclosure about Clinton days before the 2016 presidential election.