War of words between Trump, Comey escalates over moral assault

Ann Santiago
April 18, 2018

"The interesting thing is that liberals said Comey should be charged under the Hatch Act for interfering in the election by reopening the investigation into Clinton's use of a private server", Kovalik explained.

"Any suggestion that I invoked this bedrock policy for any other reason is simply false", Lynch stated.

It was a frightful miscalculation for which Rubio later apologized. He also said that "it's possible" the Russians have something on Trump. By slinging insults with Trump, they are simply reducing themselves to his sordid level.

Former FBI Director James Comey kicked off his publicity blitz for his new memoir with ABC's George Stephanopoulos.

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 8, 2017.

Comey described in great detail several conversations he had with Trump, telling Stephanopoulos of how the president asked for his loyalty and how that interaction and others reminded him of his time as a prosecutor in NY pursuing mob families, for whom loyalty to the boss and the organization were the only values that mattered. He even mocks Trump for the size of his hands and his orange skin color. As the TVs in the bureau started to show the news on other networks, he saw some were displaying the words "Comey Fired". "If we lose that, we've lost the rule of law, and so there's great danger in the president of the United States saying 'you should be in jail, '" Comey said. Trump paid $25 million to settle fraud claims against Trump University and the tissue of lies it sold to unsuspecting customers.

In it, Mr Comey wrote that Mr Trump, in a private meeting, pressed the then-FBI director for his loyalty.

"Obviously, most likely is that he's not", Comey said.


Dr. Miller: Comey's personal comments about the president were riveting because they amounted to a highly public assault on a sitting Republican president - and it's not from an obvious political opponent like Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer.

Comey repeatedly compares Trump's behaviour to a NY mafia don.

In his tweet, Trump says: "Unbelievably, James Comey states that Polls, where Crooked Hillary was leading, were a factor in the handling (stupidly) of the Clinton Email probe".

The Post-ABC poll finds 49 percent saying Trump has done "too little" to criticize Russian Federation for allegedly violating global law, 38 percent saying he's handled the issue "about right" and 4 percent thinking that Trump has criticized Russian Federation "too much". And it's illustration of our polarization here that you've got the Trump camp, which I guess thinks I was trying to save Hillary Clinton.

Comey should remember that revenge is a dish best served cold.

But Trump said in a tweet before the interview aired that he never asked for personal loyalty.

The firing triggered the selection of a special investigation team led by Robert Mueller.

But this power, as it was outlined in the Constitution, and as it was employed by members of the founding generation in the first years of the republic, is not continued if we today imagine that presidents who are unfit, divisive, and unsafe must be allowed to remain in their positions until some distant date when accountability is finally permitted. By bringing his subtext into the open, he is inadvertently helping Trump, just as he did during the campaign. "We thought that Comey was always a factor in her loss, but now nobody can deny that perceptions were changed because of it".

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