"This Is Not Normal": James Comey Responds to Trump's Jail Threat

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"A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership", will be released tomorrow, but excerpts about Comey's experience working with US President Donald Trump have already been released, and are earning praise for the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director from the Trump resistance.

Merrill also slammed Comey for "profiting" off his relationship with probes into Clinton and Trump.

The revelation came during Comey's interview with USA Today.

For all of his skewering assessments of Trump, Comey doesn't think that the solution is impeachment-because he believes that it's important for the American electorate to correct this abhorrent mistake themselves.

A large man at 6-foot-8, Comey notes that he checked the president's hand size: It was "smaller than mine but did not seem unusually so". "I don't know. These are more words I never thought I'd utter about a president of the United States, but it's possible", Comey replied when Stephanopoulos asked if he thought the Russians had damaging information on Trump.

In the ABC interview, he does give Trump some credit, though. He wrote that Comey's writings "are self serving and FAKE!"

"I don't remember spelling it out, but it had to have been", he said.

Despite support for penalizing Russian Federation, 52 percent of adults say Trump should invite Vladimir Putin to the White House in an effort to improve U.S. -Russia relations, while 42 percent say Trump should not do so, because it would grant Putin legitimacy. He strikes me as a person of above-average intelligence who's tracking conversations and knows what's going on.

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The Clinton probe was already public, he said, whereas the FBI's examination of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation was in its early stages.

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. And it's illustration of our polarization here that you've got the Trump camp, which I guess thinks I was trying to save Hillary Clinton. And he's not mincing words. On CNN's "New Day" this morning, the gloves came off in an exchange between presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway and CNN anchor and Democratic scion Chris Cuomo.

All that's plausible. But notice what Comey told George Stephanopoulos on ABC News on Sunday - that he would not favor impeaching Trump because it "would let the American people off the hook and have something happen indirectly that I believe they're duty-bound to do directly" through elections.

Another passage questions Trump's morality, claiming, "this president is unethical and untethered to truth and institutional values".

Comey, who was sacked in May 2017 by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein before Trump later took credit for the dismissal, said there are already positives coming out of the problems he perceives. But the book and his interview reveal some telling details.

"This is not some tin pot dictatorship where the leader of the country gets to say 'The people I don't like go to jail, '" Comey told NPR's Steve Inskeep.

"So I worry sometimes people think I'm talking about politics. No way", Comey quotes the president as saying. "And that's not a policy statement", Mr Comey said. If he had any concerns regarding the email investigation, classified or not, he had ample opportunities to raise them with me both privately and in meetings.

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