Former FBI Director James Comeysaid "it sucked" to be him the final 10 days of the 2016 presidential campaign and he felt "everybody hated me" after his late October letter to Congress about the reopening of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
In the upcoming book, which will be published Tuesday, Comey characterizes Mr. Trump's leadership as "ego driven and about personal loyalty".
The man who served as Trump's FBIÂ director until the president fired him in May said the truth, the rule of law and integrity were "things [that] matter before any fights about policies" like whether the U.S. should build a border wall or more strictly regulate the sale guns.
Comey blasted Trump as unfit for the office in the ABC interview.
ABC host George Stephanopoulos asked in an interview airing Sunday night.
"My loyalty's supposed to be to the American people and to the institution", Comey said in the interview.
The book's imminent release - and the slated ABC News interview - prompted Trump to hurl a new set of insults at Comey earlier on Sunday, challenging accusations made in the book, and insisting that he never pressed Comey to be loyal to him. "But I was determined there's not going to be a hug, because I'm not a master of television but I knew that would be a real problem".
"It always struck me and still strikes me as unlikely, and I would have been able to say with high confidence about any other president I dealt with, but I can't". I think he's morally unfit to be President, he added. "That she's going to be elected president, and if I hide this from the American people, she'll be illegitimate the moment she's elected, the moment this comes out". After Clinton's loss, many Democrats blamed Comey, and Clinton herself has said it hurt her election prospects. She also took issue with some of Comey's personal commentary in the book, saying it was "no way to comport oneself after you're trying to prove that you have this quote, 'higher loyalty'".
Comey addressed a meeting in which he briefed Trump on allegations that Russian Federation had videotaped the future president having prostitutes urinate on each other in a Moscow hotel room: "He was very defensive and started to launch into. the list of people who had accused him of touching them improperly, sexual assault and how he hadn't done this, he hadn't done that".
Trump fired Comey last May when Comey was in charge of the Justice Department's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and potential connections to the Trump campaign.
"I'm walking forward thinking, 'How could he think this is a good idea?' That he's going to try to hug me, the guy that a whole lot of people think, although that's not true, but think I tried to get him elected president and did".
"People in this country need to stand up and go to the voting booth and vote their values", he said.
'You can't say for certain that the president of the United States is not compromised by the Russians?' pressed Stephanopoulos.
Asked to address the fierce criticism he received for the move, Mr. Comey said Americans would benefit from stepping into his shoes and considering the options he had. The text suggests that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had coordinated with the Justice Department, contrary to Comey's sworn statement.
Lynch also says that Comey never raised any concerns with her regarding the email investigation. "His "memos" are self serving and FAKE!" he said.
Hours before the interview aired, Trump launched into a preemptive tirade on Twitter berating Trump.
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