Trump ‘could still face charges’

Sunday Territorian - - WORLD - STAFF WRIT­ERS, FOX NEWS

FORMER FBI di­rec­tor James Comey has laid into US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, call­ing him a “chronic liar” who dis­played a “cor­rupt in­tent to in­ter­fere” with the Russia in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Mr Comey, who helped launch Robert Mueller’s re­port into Rus­sian in­ter­fer­ence in the 2016 elec­tion, told CNN it “sure looked like” there was enough ev­i­dence in Mr Mueller’s re­port to charge Mr Trump with ob­struc­tion of jus­tice. “There is a whole lot of facts laid out in Bob Mueller’s re­port that raise se­ri­ous ques­tions about whether there is a charge­able case for ob­struc­tion and wit­ness tam­per­ing against this Pres­i­dent,” he said.

“It sure looks like (Mr Trump) did (ob­struct jus­tice) in connection with a cou­ple of episodes, the di­rec­tion to Don McGahn to get the spe­cial coun­sel fired is to my mind a flam­ing ex­am­ple.”

Mr Trump fired back, say­ing Mr Comey was a “dis­grace” and “the worst di­rec­tor in (the FBI’s) long and proud his­tory”. Mr Trump fired Mr Comey ex­actly two years ago. Mr Comey re­counted the mo­ment he found out he was fired while at an event. “I was numb because I didn’t ex­pect to be fired,” Mr Comey said.

Picture: AP PHOTO

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, left, and former FBI di­rec­tor James Comey

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