If Mr Trump's presidency is brought down by the Special Counsel investigation that Mr Comey's ouster triggered, that assessment will be hard to argue with. Lindsey Graham (R- S.C.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) who found transcripts in August showing that Comey had drafted a statement rejecting charges be filed against Clinton, about two months before Clinton ever spoke with FBI investigators.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's office said on Monday an "irresponsible" migration policy on the part of the European Union.
"If I ever start considering whose political fortunes will be affected by a decision, we're done", Comey said of his thinking at the time, referring to what he believed was the FBI's responsibility to act as an independent law enforcement agency. Everybody's got opinions. I may agree with Comey that Trump is morally unfit to be president, but that doesn't mean it's particularly important that he thinks so. And that's not a policy statement.
The Comey children were also ready for Hillary.
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.
But that's not what you'd conclude from the coverage of Comey's book rollout.
Comey said his view of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is colored by a memo Rosenstein wrote to Attorney General Jeff Sessions that was cited by the White House as the reasoning for Comey's firing in May 2017.
"He asked for my loyalty personally as the F.B.I. director".
Lynch also says that Comey never raised any concerns with her regarding the email investigation.
Comey testified before Congress Trump's quest for loyalty made him uncomfortable. You know you're in odd waters when the Republican National Committee dedicates a section of its web site to "Lyin Comey", a piling on of anti-Comey criticism, before the book is even officially released. "Just another of his many lies", Trump said on Twitter. Leaked excerpts have detailed Comey's mistrust of Trump, whom he describes as "ego driven" and "untethered to the truth".
He said Trump "will stain everyone around him".
"Our President must embody respect and adhere to the values that are at the core of this country".
House Speaker Paul Ryan was somewhat more supportive of Comey, telling NBC's Meet the Press that Comey appeared to be a person of integrity. Comey compares his interactions with Trump to his days prosecuting organized crime leaders: "As I found myself thrust into the Trump orbit, I once again was having flashbacks to my earlier career as a prosecutor against the Mob".
Comey says he thinks there's "certainly some evidence of obstruction of justice" in Trump's actions.
Comey told Stephanopoulos, "The deputy attorney general, in my view, had acted dishonorably by putting out this pretext about why I was sacked".
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