Trump ‘could still face charges’
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.
President Donald Trump, left, and former FBI director James Comey