Paul Ryan: Comey a Man of Integrity, 'As Far as I Know'

Donald Trump fired James Comey in May 2017 citing the FBI's behavior in investigating Democrat Hillary Clinton and its probe into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia

Paul Ryan: Comey a Man of Integrity, 'As Far as I Know'

Trump fired off a series of tweets early ahead of an interview Comey did with USA television network the ABC that was set to air in full on Sunday evening.

Trump fired Comey last May, setting off a firestorm, as the Federal Bureau of Investigation was probing possible connections between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russia's meddling in the American elections.

10 p.m. PT. Trump's morning tweet comes ahead of Comey's interview with ABC to be broadcast in full on Sunday evening. Trump said on Twitter. In May, shortly after Comey's dismissal, he rejected Trump's description of Comey as a "nut job" and said "I like Comey" - though he also defended Trump's decision to fire him.

"I don't think they're really contemplating this", Ryan replied.

Unbelievably, James Comey states that Polls, where Crooked Hillary was leading, were a factor in the handling (stupidly) of the Clinton Email probe.

Comey's comments come in an interview excerpt, below, released by ABC News Saturday.

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Trump also tweeted that Comey's mishandling of the Clinton email probe deserves "jail" time and called him a "slimeball".

Comey finally broke the silence on the salacious allegations from a dossier which stated that Russian authorities recorded US President Donald Trump watching prostitutes urinate in a hotel suite in Moscow in 2013.

"Slippery James Comey, a man who always ends up badly and out of whack (he is not smart!), will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!" Comey told ABC News that after this, Trump said something that distracted him: "He said, 'If there's even a one percent chance my wife thinks that's true, that's bad'".

Comey, who was sacked by Trump past year, told ABC that a desire to ensure Clinton's victory was seen as legitimate played a role in his decision to announce the bureau would reopen the investigation, made 11 days before the election.

Comey's idol is theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, who injected liberal Protestant ethics into Washington politics in the middle of the 20th century, shaping a generation of policy makers with somewhat firmer moral backbones. Comey details his conversations with Trump in the early weeks of 2017, noting how often Trump tried to isolate Comey one-on-one and elicit a pledge of loyalty. "We simply looked at each other in silence", said Comey in a written testimony to Congress. Comey was also joined by NSA Director Mike Rogers, CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

Pressed on whether Ryan would take Comey at his word and "trust his judgment", the lawmaker pushed back, however.

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