Trump says Comey willing to 'leak and lie' for 'third-rate book'

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"Is that really the way life in America is supposed to work?"

He added, "I think he will be prosecuted".

Trump denied the allegations and said he might want the FBI to investigate allegations in the dossier to prove they were untrue, Comey told ABC.

As the week drew to a close, the flurry of developments on the North Korean front were once again eclipsed by the Comey memos - which depict Trump pressuring the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief over the probe into his campaign's links to Russian Federation before firing him and could bolster potential obstruction of justice allegations.

Memos written by former FBI Director James Comey show that President Donald Trump did not interfere with the agency's investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Therefore, the Special Council was established based on an illegal act?

Flynn was forced to resign less than a month into his tenure as national security adviser when it emerged that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with Sergei Kislyak, then Russia's ambassador to the United States, during the transition period. Before Trump and Comey met alone, US intelligence chiefs briefed Trump and his advisers about the Russian election meddling.

In a statement, three Republican committee chairs said the memos were significant "for both what is in them and what is not", asserting that they do not suggest any attempt by Trump to obstruct justice.

"In telling the story, the President pointed his fingers at his head and said 'the guy has serious judgment issues, '" Comey said in the memo. A spokesperson for Comey did not immediately respond to a request for comment. What struck him most, Comey told ABC, was that the conversation moved straight into a public relations mode, what they could say and how they could position Trump.

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"This isn't [redacted] we are talking about", Trump said, according to Comey.

Trump shot back that sending that message may involve jailing reporters. He asked a friend to release them to the press.

Comey's recollection of events such as his one-on-one dinner with Trump, where Comey's loyalty was demanded, as well as his learning of his dismissal on television, are gripping passages.

Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Thomas H. Dupree, Jr. told Ingraham that even Comey's "defenders" must admit "he's walking a very fine line here" in defending his leaking during his press circuit promoting his new book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership".

Bromwich blasted the Horowitz report, and said that it failed to "adequately address the evidence".

Trump said he "looked forward to working" with James Comey when they met alone on January 6 in Trump Tower, New York, according to the former FBI Director. "It's possible, but I don't know".

In an interview with reporters, Michael Bromwich said the emails could help clear McCabe of allegations by the Justice Department's internal watchdog that McCabe "lacked candor" with Comey by misleading him into thinking McCabe did not authorize disclosures to a newspaper to combat articles about his wife's political campaign and his role in overseeing an investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

While Comey's book is all the rage among the chattering classes, I don't see how it will change anything or have much of a lasting impact.

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