Trump morally un­fit to be Prez, says ex-FBI chief

‘If US Pres­i­dent ever tries to sack spe­cial coun­sel Robert Mueller, then it would be his "most se­ri­ous at­tack yet on the rule of law" and cause "tremen­dous dam­age" to the coun­try's in­sti­tu­tions’

The Free Press Journal - - WORLD -

Don­ald Trump is "morally un­fit" to be pres­i­dent, for­mer FBI chief James Comey as­serted on Mon­day as he claimed "it's pos­si­ble" that Moscow may have in­for­ma­tion on him that could be used to com­pro­mise him.

Comey, who was un­cer­e­mo­ni­ously fired by the US pres­i­dent in May last year, in a wide-rang­ing in­ter­view to ABC News also warned that if Trump ever tries to sack spe­cial coun­sel Robert Mueller, then it would be his "most se­ri­ous at­tack yet on the rule of law" and caus­ing "tremen­dous dam­age" to the coun­try's in­sti­tu­tions.

Mueller is in­ves­ti­gat­ing al­leged Rus­sian in­ter­fer­ence in the 2016 US elec­tion and any po­ten­tial ties be­tween Trump cam­paign and Rus­sia. Trump has re­peat­edly called the in­ves­ti­ga­tion a witch hunt and de­nied any col­lu­sion. The for­mer Fed­eral Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion di­rec­tor's blunt com­ments came as the 57-year-old lawyer kicked off a high-pro­file tour to pro­mote the re­lease of his new book, "A Higher Loy­alty." Asked if he thinks the Pres­i­dent has been com­pro­mised by the Rus­sians, Comey said, "I think it's pos­si­ble, I don't know," Comey said.

"I wish I wasn't say­ing it, but it's the truth. It al­ways struck me, and still strikes me, as un­likely, and I would have been able to say with high con­fi­dence about any other pres­i­dent I dealt with, but I can't, it's pos­si­ble," he said. Comey ex­panded on that state­ment in an in­ter­view USA To­day pub­lished on Mon­day.

"There's a non-zero pos­si­bil­ity that the Rus­sians have some, some sway over him that is rooted in his per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence, and I don't know whether that's the busi­ness about the ac­tiv­ity in a Moscow ho­tel room or fi­nances or some­thing else," Comey said.Trump, 71, has said the" badly re­viewed book" raises "big ques­tions". He also sug­gested Comey should be im­pris­oned, and in re­cent days be­gan re­fer­ring to him as a "slime ball".

In the ABC News in­ter­view, Comey of­fered a scathing judg­ment about whether Trump is qual­i­fied to serve as pres­i­dent, say­ing that he be­lieves Trump is "morally un­fit" to serve in the na­tion's high­est of­fice.

Comey also said, "I don't buy this stuff about him be­ing men­tally in­com­pe­tent or early stages of de­men­tia."

"I don't think he's med­i­cally un­fit to be pres­i­dent. I think he's morally un­fit to be pres­i­dent. "Our pres­i­dent must em­body re­spect and ad­here to the val­ues that are at the core of this coun­try. The most im­por­tant be­ing truth. This pres­i­dent is not able to do that," Comey said.

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