Trump ‘morally unfit’ for office, says ex-FBI chief
FORMER FBI director James Comey has said it is possible that Russia may have compromising information on US president Donald Trump.
Mr Comey added that there is “some evidence of obstruction of justice” in the president’s actions, and that Mr Trump is “morally unfit” for office.
The ex-FBI chief’s comments in an ABC News interview are almost certain to escalate his war of words with the president.
Mr Trump’s adviser Kellyanne Conway accused Mr Comey of peddling a “revisionist version of history” and sinking into the “gutter” with petty comments about the size of Mr Trump’s hands and the length of his tie.
“He looked a little shaky,” Ms Conway said of Mr Comey, on ABC’s Good Morning America.
Hours before the interview was shown, the president, who sacked Mr Comey last year, unleashed a Twitter outburst that labelled him “slippery”, suggested he should be put in jail and branded him “the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!”
Mr Comey’s televised remarks, coupled with the release of his forthcoming book, offer his version of events surrounding his sacking and the investigations into Russian election meddling and Hillary Clinton’s email practices.
The FBI director, who until his sacking last May led an investigation into possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, acknowledged that it was “stunning” to think that Russia could hold damaging information about an American president.
But he said that in Mr Trump’s case, he could not discount the possibility that the president had been compromised.