James Comey gives first interview since President Trump fired him

Exclusive interview with former FBI Director James Comey airs on ABC

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"If we lose tethering of our leaders to that truth, what are we?" "Disgruntled, he, McCabe, and the others, committed many crimes!" the president added. He offered his version of events, detailing the days right after Trump took office.

But the president's characterization that Comey was influenced by polls is an oversimplification of what the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director wrote.

He talked about his first meeting with President-elect Donald Trump in January 2017 - noting the elaborately coiffed hair, which Mr Comey says "looks to be all his".

"Values matter", Comey said. I mean, it's certainly some evidence of obstruction of justice.

You can well see why this man, who at times seems like a fretful hand-wringing goody-two-shoes and who is also possessed with sanctimonious self-belief, also drives plenty of Democrats to distraction as well as President Trump.

"After tonight, I hope people know more about what James Comey has been thinking and feeling since that day", he said.

Comey said that Trump was "morally unfit" to be president in an interview with ABC News that aired Sunday night.

Comey has written a book to be released on Tuesday that also is highly critical of Trump. Just another of his many lies.

Trump has denied asking Comey to stop investigating Flynn and insisted he never asked for loyalty.

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Trump accused Comey of lying to Congress and exonerating Hillary Clinton in a 2016 investigation because of her strong poll numbers in the presidential race.

In true Trump fashion, the president punched back hard on Twitter unleashing a rare double tweet.calling Comey "a weak and untruthful slime ball".

This included his decision to tell Congress shortly before the election that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was reviewing new emails regarding the email probe.

Comey had testified before Congress that his decision to make the public announcement in July 2016 - something that rarely happens when investigators decide not to pursue charges - came because of political pressure he said he felt from Attorney General Loretta Lynch to downplay the investigation.

"You would think that in private, talking to the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, whose job it is to thwart Russian attacks, you might acknowledge that this enemy of ours is an enemy of ours", Comey said.

"And I have every confidence that Jim Comey accurately copied, collected, recounted what exactly went on during those discussions", former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said.

James Comey is breaking his long silence and describing his interactions with President Donald Trump before he was abruptly fired a year ago. Trump said in one of a series of tweets fired off Sunday before the interview.

JAMES COMEY: Yes. But not in the way m- I often hear people talk about it.

"He believes Americans are "duty bound" to "go to the voting booth and vote their values". He added: "But you can not have, as president of the United States, someone who does not reflect the values that I believe Republicans treasure and Democrats treasure and independents treasure".

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