DC Daily: Trump slams 'disgruntled' Comey after ABC interview

Posted at 7:03 AM, Apr 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-16 10:39:19-04

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Comey makes stunning revelations in ABC News interview
-- In an interview that has America buzzing, James Comey spoke on President Trump’s character and addressed the 2016 election, his own firing and the ongoing Russia investigation in an exclusive sit-down interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopolous.

Watch the highlights:

Comey discusses Steele dossier, compares Trump to "mob boss":

Comey on Clinton email investigation:

"So you're thinking, 'President Trump is a liar?'":

Flynn dismissal, Comey's firing:

Trump compromised by Russians?:

"He is morally unfit to be president":


Trump reacts to Comey’s ABC interview
-- President Trump took to Twitter to offer his thoughts on his former FBI director James Comey after his interview with ABC News.

Trump tweeted early Monday morning: “Comey drafted the Crooked Hillary exoneration long before he talked to her (lied in Congress to Senator G), then based his decisions on her poll numbers. Disgruntled, he, McCabe, and the others, committed many crimes!”


On Sunday night, ABC aired an interview with Comey, who is promoting his new book, " A Higher Loyalty," in which he declares the president to be morally unfit to lead the nation.

Trump did not explain the "many crimes" he alleges that Comey and McCabe committed and there is no evidence that they have done any wrongdoing.

Last summer, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, said Comey drafted a statement exonerating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for running her government emails through a private email server before completing the investigation. 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.

Comey also testified last year that he gave some of his memos of conversations he had with Trump to a Columbia University professor, but that he had written the memos specifically to avoid including classified information.

A Justice Department report released last week found that McCabe "lacked candor" on four occasions when discussing the disclosure of information in a news report regarding the FBI's Clinton Foundation investigation. A lawyer for McCabe has disputed the report's conclusions.

Trump was on the offensive even before the interview aired, attacking Comey in a series of tweets on Sunday.

CNN contributed to this report