James Comey Says President Trump 'Treats Women Like They're Pieces of Meat'

Erika Holt
April 17, 2018

He also describes the president as shorter than he expected, his tie was "too long", and he had "bright white half-moons under his eyes" that Comey says he believes came from tanning goggles.

Trump has "impressively coifed hair, "it looks to be all his", Comey said".

"The big questions in Comey's badly reviewed book aren't answered like, how come he gave up Classified Information (jail), why did he lie to Congress [jail]", Trump posted Sunday, apparently claiming wrongly that the notes Comey wrote about private meetings with Trump and talked about publicly were classified.

Comey said that he had concluded during the presidential campaign that Trump was dishonest.

"Our President must embody respect and adhere to the values that are at the core of this country", Comey told ABC's chief anchor, George Stephanopoulos, on the programme 20/20. "Donald Trump's presidency threatens much of what is good in this nation", Comey writes.

Mr Trump seized on that, saying Mr Comey "was making decisions based on the fact that he thought she was going to win, and he wanted a job".

Comey also discussed the first time he met the newly elected Trump in person in January 2017 to talk about the allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election. "It's possible, but I don't know".

Republican Comey's reopening of the Clinton email case shortly before the election won him no friends among Democrats. Comey said an unverified dossier assembled by former British spy Christopher Steele had no impact on triggering the investigation.

Asked about whether Trump had obstructed justice - including with his request to end the FBI's investigation into his first national security advisor Michael Flynn - the former FBI director responded, "possibly".

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While there are still some unanswered questions, of course, ABC's Sunday night telecast told the Comey tale from start to finish.

Hours before the interview was shown, the president, who sacked Mr Comey previous year, unleashed a Twitter outburst that labelled him "slippery", suggested he should be put in jail and branded him "the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!"

Conway also seemed to suggest Comey's reopening of the Clinton investigation "swung" the 2016 election in Trump's favor, though later clarified on Twitter she was "kidding".

In the ABC interview, Comey said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein acted "dishonorably" by writing a memo that the president relied upon in part to justify the decision to fire him.

"There's a non-zero possibility that the Russians have some, some sway over him that is rooted in his personal experience, and I don't know whether that's the business about the activity in a Moscow hotel room or finances or something else", Comey told USA Today in an interview that posted early Monday morning. "It's possible." However, Comey said he was against the idea of Trump being impeached and removed from office "because it would let the American people off the hook, and have something happen indirectly, that I believe they're duty bound to do directly" - that is, vote Trump out of office.

Donald Trump lashed out at James Comey on Monday again following an explosive TV interview in which the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director labeled the president "morally unfit" for office. That was a driving reason he made a decision to leak a memo that triggered the appointment of Mueller as special counsel.

Comey also said that serving in Trump's administration poses a serious ethical dilemma.

Comey's intensely personal attacks - a reflection of his self-righteousness, his detractors say - are all the more combustible because they are aimed directly at a President who has said with pride on Twitter that "when someone attacks me, I always attack back.except 100x more".

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