Comey: Trump is 'morally unfit' to be president, might be 'compromised'

Fired FBI director James Comey and President Donald Trump

Women believe Comey over Trump 54-25 per cent and nonwhites pick Comey over Trump 63-15 per cent.

Trump's morning tweet comes ahead of Comey's interview with ABC to be broadcast in full on Sunday evening.

In an interview with ABC broadcast on Friday, Comey discussed his initial encounters past year with the new president, whom he described as volatile, defensive and concerned more about how his own image than about alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. "And that's not a policy statement", Comey said.

Comey's new book is set to be released on Tuesday. "I think he's morally unfit to be president".

"I mean, I don't know whether it was weird for President-elect Trump, but I- it was nearly an out-of-body experience for me", Comey said of his meeting with then-president-elect Trump. Trump said on Twitter.

"People in this country need to stand up and go to the voting booth and vote their values", he said.

Throughout the interview, Comey stressed the importance of telling the truth, a theme in his book.

In an excerpt shown Saturday, Comey says his belief that Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 presidential election was a factor in his decision to disclose the investigation into her emails.

"He is morally unfit to be president", he added.

"With that direction, was President Trump obstructing justice?" "It's possible, but I don't know", Comey told ABC's George Stephanopoulos. Video 2: He says he thinks the Russians may have something on Trump. Video 3: He talks about Trump demanding loyalty.

Comey also said that when Trump said in a later meeting the two discussed an investigation into Michael Flynn, Trump's first choice to be national security adviser, and his contacts with Russian.

Trump recently accused Comey of leaking classified information, saying he should be prosecuted for lying to Congress under oath.

When Stephanopoulos asked Comey what the remedy should be if Mueller finds evidence of obstruction of justice, Comey again declined to give a direct answer.

Still, he said it strikes him as unlikely but something that he can't say without high confidence.

"His face appeared slightly orange", Comey writes, "with bright white half-moons under his eyes where I assumed he placed small tanning goggles, and impressively coifed, bright blond hair, which upon close inspection looked to be all his". "I don't think he's medically unfit to be president".

"The conversation, to my surprise, moved into a PR conversation about how the Trump team would position this and what they could say about this", Comey says. Americans should be united, he said, in the idea that "our president must embody respect and adhere to the values that are at the core of this country". Mr. Comey said he would have. It's lead headline is "PEE BRAIN!" - a reference to unconfirmed allegations in the dossier that Trump had watched prostitutes urinate on themselves in a Moscow hotel suite.

Comey also recalls his first impression of president trump. Previously, Comey's defenders have argued that a Russian intelligence document the Federal Bureau of Investigation received in early 2016 suggesting Lynch would protect Clinton in some fashion from the email probe meant that he had to cut her out of the final decision-making process. 'And then he said, "Another reason you know it's not true is I'm a germaphobe". I have many (too many!) lawyers and they are probably wondering when their offices, and even homes, are going to be raided with everything, including their phones and computers, taken.

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