Stephen Colbert And James Comey Talk Trump And Russia

Then-FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill

"He has called you "Slippery Jim" and he has called you a 'slimeball.' Anything to say back?"

"I actually was quite surprised", Comey said, "because I thought, 'I'm leading the Russian Federation investigation.' Even though our relationship was becoming strained, there's no way that I'm going to get fired or whacked". This action handed the election to President Trump and showed Comey's ability to separate his official duties from partisan politics. But he said the country should not dismiss Trump's rhetoric."It's not okay", Comey said. Comey's book, "A Higher Loyalty", is being released this week atop several bestseller lists.

Comey's firing, rather than ending the Russian Federation investigation, led directly to the appointment, over Trump's objections, of special counsel Robert Mueller, another former FBI director, to take over the Russian Federation probe.

The move led the Justice Department to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the investigation, which Mr Trump has denounced as a "witch-hunt".

Comey said in the interview broadcast Sunday night that Trump is "morally unfit" for office.

Comey said he doesn't "buy" into speculation that Trump is "medically unfit" to be president, but rather condemned the president's ethics largely due to his handling of Charlottesville and, as Comey put it, his treatment of women "like they're pieces of meat".

Fired former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey lashed out at Donald Trump in an interview with ABC broadcast Sunday, calling him "morally unfit" to be president and describing him as a serial liar who will "stain everyone around him". "And by the way, not that this matters, but I found his hands to be above average in size, and so I'm not making fun of the man, I'm trying to tell the reader what's in my head". "And that's not a policy statement", Comey said.

"The president doesn't get to decide who goes to jail, " he said.

Comey told ABC News that he believes there is "certainly some evidence of obstruction of justice".

"That is not normal, " Comey responded Tuesday during a live interview on ABC's "Good Morning America".

But keep in mind that James Comey is a former prosecutor and FBI Director.

When asked for specifics, Comey was equally monosyllabic, this time in the negative. "On October 28, I had facts in front of me and a decision to make". 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.

Colbert asked Comey's reaction to criticism by the president.

"If he didn't know it was inappropriate, why did he kick out the vice president and the attorney general?" said Comey. Others, like former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, have denounced Comey for leaking memos about his discussions with Trump.

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