Former FBI director James Comey gave an interview on his relationship with President Donald Trump.
Trump fired Comey last year as his agency started in earnest to investigate possible collusion with Russia by the Trump campaign.
A teaser of the exchange with ABC News suggests he referred to Trump as a “mob boss.”
The full interview is being aired this weekend, and will mark Comey’s first substantive comments on his relationship
Former FBI director James Comey characterized Donald Trump as a “mob boss” in an interview with ABC News where he broke his long silence over his relationship with the president.
Comey, who was fired by Trump in May 2017, described the president in those terms in an exchange with ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos, which is being aired at the weekend.
The network published a teaser clip on Twitter early Thursday morning, featuring Stephanopoulos putting a series of questions to Comey.
“Was President Trump obstructing justice?” Former FBI Director James @Comey sits down with @ABC’s @GStephanopoulos for an exclusive interview airing Sunday night at 10/9c on ABC. https://t.co/IE4XwxvIih #Comey pic.twitter.com/jNW3RUSVTi
— ABC News (@ABC) April 12, 2018
His first is: “How strange is it for you to sit here and compare the president to a mob boss?” It cut to a different question before Comey responded.
It isn’t clear whether Comey used the term “mob boss” in his description, or whether the choice of language belonged to Stephanopoulos.
The context of the characterization is the ongoing investigation by US authorities into accusations that Trump colluded with Russia during his campaign, then obstructed justice afterward an in attempt to cover it up.
Trump has denied all accusations against him, and has attacked Comey’s integrity in the past. On Wednesday he again dismissed the investigation as a Democrat plot headed by …read more
Source:: Business Insider