Comey: ‘Pos­si­ble’ Rus­sia has lever­age on Trump

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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.

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