James Comey’s kicking off a media blitz forward of the discharge of his (already) best-selling memoir, A Greater Loyalty, which comes out on April 17. Properly, President Trump spent Sunday morning tweet-calling him the “WORST FBI Director” of all time. But his 20/20 interview with George Stephanopoulos continued as deliberate after Comey (in previews) teased the pee tape as presumably actual and in contrast Trump to a mob boss. How did issues go?

Bizarre. This sit-down is the previous FBI director’s first interview since Trump fired him after pressuring him to cease investigating Michael Flynn. One of many extra revealing moments really occurred close to the top of the speak, when Comey answered whether or not or not he feels that Trump is unfit to be president:

“Sure. However not in the best way m– I usually hear folks speak about it. I don’t purchase these items about him being mentally incompetent or early levels of dementia. He strikes me as an individual of above common intelligence who’s monitoring conversations and is aware of what’s happening. I don’t suppose he’s medically unfit to be president. I feel he’s morally unfit to be president.

“An individual who sees ethical equivalence in Charlottesville, who talks about and treats ladies like they’re items of meat, who lies always about issues huge and small and insists the American folks consider it, that individual’s not match to be president of the USA, on ethical grounds. And that’s not a coverage assertion. Once more, I don’t care what your views are on weapons or immigration or taxes.”

Comey continued earlier than in the end stating that he doesn’t really feel that Trump “replicate[s] the values of this nation.” Particularly, he believes that Trump doesn’t worth fact (and couldn’t even cease mendacity about his inauguration crowd measurement), which Comey believes is an important worth to uphold.

All through the interview, Comey sounded grateful for his “unusual and fantastic profession,” by which he prosecuted mafia figures and Martha Stewart (a case that he “initially hated”), however an exhaustive portion reveals how Comey reopened the Clinton electronic mail probe as a result of he anticipated Hillary to win (and he believed that not reopening the probe would have discredited her presidency). He expressed regrets for the errors he made throughout the probe, and Comey admitted that he felt “completely alone, that everyone hated me” for ten full days. Nonetheless, he believes that “it actually was the precise factor to do.”

In any other case, it’s pretty clear that a lot of the quotable content material on this interview was already launched — *cough pee tape cough* — however if you happen to missed that second, you may learn the complete 20/20 transcript right here or watch beneath.

(By way of ABC Information)

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