Comey: ‘Possible’ Russia has leverage on Trump
Former FBI Director James Comey says he thinks it’s possible the Russians have compromising information on President Donald Trump, that there is “some evidence of obstruction of justice” in the president’s actions and that Trump is “morally unfit” for office.
Comey’s comments in an ABC News interview that aired Sunday were almost certain to escalate his war of words with the president, who fired him last year and attacked him anew Sunday with a Twitter outburst that suggested the ex-FBI head should be put in jail. Comey’s televised remarks, coupled with his forthcoming book, offer his version of events surrounding his firing and the investigations into Russian election meddling and Hillary Clinton’s email practices. The interview was tied to the release of Comey’s new book, “A Higher Loyalty.” Hours before it aired a vitriolic Twitter outburst from Trump labeled Comey “slippery,” suggested he should be in jail and branded him “the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!”
ABC correspondent George Stephanopoulos, left, interviews former FBI director James Comey.