Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Sanders says president saw bits of Comey interview

Sanders says president saw bits of Comey interview

"His leadership is transactional, ego driven and about personal loyalty".

James Comey, who was sacked by Trump a year ago amid an FBI investigation of possible ties between Russia's meddling in the U.S. election and Trump's 2016 campaign, made his comments in an interview with ABC News on Sunday, saying Trump may be vulnerable to blackmail by Russian Federation. On Sunday, Trump similarly suggested Comey's handling of the Clinton case seemed to be based on the assumption she would win.

But Trump dedicated most of his morning to Comey, whom he called a "Slimeball!" in his first tweet, which is not his first use of that epithet in regards to Comey. He copped a plea and is now cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who has bigger fish to fry.

Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and any potential ties between Trump campaign associates and Russia.

"He strikes me as a person of above average intelligence who's tracking conversations and knows what's going on". Why not run out of the Oval Office and say, 'Hey attorney general, vice president - come back!'? Comey said in the interview that Trump is "morally unfit" for office.

Comey said that Trump was "morally unfit" to be president in an interview with ABC News that aired Sunday night.

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Other things we learned: the Comey family ladies marched in the pink-hat, #resistance march following Trump's election; Comey drank red wine from a paper cup after learning he was sacked.

The assertion that Trump demanded loyalty was "another of his many lies", Trump tweeted.

Comey also discussed the briefing of Trump's alleged pee tape, describing the meeting with the president over the matter as "really weird" and like an "out of body experience".

And Comey said the president may have obstructed justice when he asked him to drop an investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn.

In his book, Comey likens Trump to a dishonest, ego-driven mob boss and says he demanded the then Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's personal pledge of loyalty - a damning account that has infuriated the president at a moment of intensifying legal pressure on other fronts.

Comey again defended his actions, telling ABC that he made what he thought was the best decision at the time. "I don't think so!' I definitely took away from that - he struggled to even answer basic questions".

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"I (would have) been able to say with high confidence about any other President I dealt with, but I can't".

Comey expanded on that statement in an interview USA Today published early Monday morning.

Lynch says she was simply following longstanding Justice Department protocol against confirming or denying the existence of an investigation. The firing ultimately led to the appointment of Robert Mueller to direct a special counsel inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and potential collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Comey responded, "Possibly. It's certainly some evidence of obstruction of justice".

Sanders carried on a war of words between Trump and Comey as the president flew to Florida.

"People in this country need to stand up and go to the voting booth and vote their values", he said.

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