Quite the pat on the back from an outgoing president.
A month later, Comey charmed the Senate intelligence committee with his aw-shucks demeanor, and phrases such as "Lordy, I hope there are tapes" - a response to a Trump tweet that suggested the commander in chief might have taped their talks. This book serves as a preview of his likely testimony. He looks at Mr Trump and sees a mafia don.
When Cooper mentioned that Comey had previously said he thought the US might be better off with Hillary Clinton as president, Comey specified that he had made those comments based on leadership values. All debate became and continues to be for or against President Trump personally. A document that was read to reporters from the New York Times summarized the conversation: "I just fired the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation". In it, he recounts his handling of the Hillary Clinton email case, which many say cost her the election, and his investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, which others say helped launch the special counsel's investigation into the matter. "Someone much shorter than I am".
The blame ultimately belongs to Barack Obama, who knew of Clinton's private email system and who could have ordered her to follow the law. Meanwhile, Comey has been on the television interview circuit, detailing Trump's mendacity and comparing him to a mob boss.
Comey's hiring of Fitzgerald could signal he expects legal problems stemming from an investigation being conducted by the Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General.
It was revealed Thursday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had told Trump in a recent meeting that he's not a target in the investigation into his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, a source familiar with the matter told CNN.
Comey said it is "important to realize" that the Clinton investigation began via a public referral to the FBI, whereas the investigation into potential coordination between President Donald Trump's associates began as a small counterintelligence probe that did not include Trump.
Trump's personal lawyer Cohen dropped defamation lawsuits late Wednesday against Fusion GPS and BuzzFeed regarding the production and publication of the infamous Russian Federation dossier.
Take April Ryan's question at a daily White House briefing recenlly for example.
As such, the memos are of great interest to everyone in national news. She reportedly told White House cybersecurity officials to "stand down" and stop working on cyberespionage countermeasures. That was when he had announced that the agency "did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues meant to violate laws governing the handling of classified information" but that "there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information".
"He's been representing me since I was sacked", Comey said at a Washington, D.C., reception Tuesday evening, signing copies of his book "A Higher Loyalty".
Comey is crisscrossing the country to promote his memoir A Higher Loyalty, which paints Trump in a harsh light.