At that time, Flynn was suspected of lying about his Russian contacts.
The president soon turned his focus to the Cohen raid, an aggressive move by prosecutors in the Southern District of NY, who were referred material by special counsel Robert Mueller III's team.
"The big questions in Comey's badly reviewed book aren't answered like, how come he gave up Classified Information (jail), why did he lie to Congress (jail), why did the DNC refuse to give Server to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (why didn't they TAKE it), why the phony memos, McCabe's $700,000 & more?".
He said that he believes there is "certainly some evidence of obstruction of justice".
'I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the Justice Department, or the F.B.I. - not just in this case, but in any case. But if the United States is to maintain a higher loyalty to the Constitution, then we must acknowledge that Comey got the impeachment question wrong.
This sums up one psychic advantage held by Comey.
He added: "I don't know whether any of this true, but this is what he said".
"It's possible", Comey said.
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She said the alleged threat was an effort to keep her silent on her reported relationship with President Donald Trump . On his radio show, Hannity said Cohen was never involved in any matter between him and any third party.
While Trump's alleged behavior is hardly surprising to anyone who has, well, heard him speak or read a single "Presidential" Tweet, it's truly jaw-dropping to hear some of Comey's unbridled evaluations.
Stephanopoulos also asked Comey whether Congress should take legal action against Trump.
Stephanopoulos will interview Comey again Tuesday, live on ABC's morning show, "GMA". Many believe his reopening of the FBI's inquiry into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as Secretary of State barely a week before the election, while making no mention of the active inquiry into Mr Trump and Russian Federation, swung the election to Mr Trump.
Democrats, on the other hand, have accused Mr Comey of politicising the investigation, and Ms Clinton herself has said it hurt her election prospects.
In the interview excerpt released Saturday, Comey said he did not remember "consciously thinking" about the election results as he chose to disclose that the FBI had reopened its investigation into candidate Clinton's email use. People in this country need to stand up and go to the voting booth and vote their values", said Comey, who added: "We'll fight about guns.
Comey also discussed the Clinton email investigation during the broadcast. There's a time and a place for you to make your statements. "And that there wasn't a way out because it really was the right thing to do". "Is Donald Trump unfit to be president?"
"I don't think he's medically unfit to be president".
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.
"Our President must embody respect and adhere to the values that are at the core of this country". This President is not able to do that. "Lady Justice can't be peeking under the blindfold to see if Donald Trump wants her to convict so-and-so and not convict so-and-so".
This week's edition of the latter featured none other than James Comey, the former FBI director who was sacked by POTUS after he failed to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.