Meanwhile, Trump's reax to the FBI's raid on the office, home and hotel room of his personal attorney Michael Cohen - an "attack on our country", he tweeted - is equally disturbing and risky, Comey told Stephanopoulos.
That said, Comey's coherent broadside drives the Trump camp to play games of political Twister.
Comey answered, "I hope not because I think impeaching and removing Donald Trump from office would let the American people off the hook and have something happen indirectly that I believe they're duty-bound to do directly". Fondacaro is absolutely right when he says the reason for the media love affair with Comey is their "mutual target": Donald Trump.
While ABC aired one hour of its conversation with Comey, it had conducted a five-hour interview with him, a transcript of which was obtained by The New York Times. "He is morally unfit to be president".
Mr Trump told him that he had not stayed overnight in the Moscow hotel and that the claims related to the prostitutes were not true, Mr Comey said.
Comey's first sit down with ABC News had been taped before Trump fired off those tweets about him. "I would explain to these bright young lawyers that, like all great gifts, this one comes with a responsibility, a solemn obligation to guard and protect that reservoir and pass it on to those who follow as full as you received it, and maybe even fuller".
18-year-old stabbed to death in east London
A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray near the scene of another separate attack in Haringey, north London. The Colindale victim was treated by land and air ambulance crews before being taken to hospital in central London .
Priyanka Vadra gets shoved at Rahul Gandhi's midnight march
Earlier, on Thursday, BJP MP Lal Singh said, "Those responsible for rape and murder of the 8-year-old in Kathua should be nabbed". PM had given a slogan "Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao" and it's in his regime that our girls are being raped.
Severe weather threats move out of Pine Belt
Storms were developing along a line from Fort Smith, AR, to Hugo, OK, to Paris, Canton, College Station and San Antonio, TX. A strong cold front will bring powerful storms to our area late Sunday into Sunday night, and severe weather is possible .
Comey's book, which leaked out last week ahead of its official release today, takes on the president who fired him in May 2017 over the troubling Russian Federation election meddling investigation, a probe that poses a deep threat to Trump's 15-month-old presidency.
And last week federal agents in NY raided the office and hotel room of Trump's longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, possibly in connection with secret hush payments he made to women claiming they had affairs with Trump. "But call it a matter.' And I said, 'Why would I do that?' And she said, 'Just call it a matter, '" he added. The Post reported that administration officials said Haley made an error and said it was unlikely that Trump would approve any additional sanctions without another triggering event by Russian Federation. "My loyalty's supposed to be to the American people and to the institution", Mr Comey said. "No way", Comey quotes the president as saying. In other words, he was making decisions based on the fact that he thought she was going to win, and he wanted a job.
After confirming the Federal Bureau of Investigation found no manipulation of vote count, Comey said he was surprised when the briefing turned to a "PR conversation". "James Comey cost her the election", said Bill Clinton. He sounded truthful when he testified under oath that Trump tried to extract a loyalty oath from him and asked him to go easy on disgraced national security adviser Michael Flynn.
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"What is the Justice Department doing to allow [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller to mess around, given that Comey was behind the creation of Mueller's [Russia] investigation to begin with?" he asked.