Comey Says Trump ‘Morally Unfit To Be President,’ Possibly Susceptible To Russian Blackmail


Former FBI Director James Comey said in his first televised interview since being fired that he believed Donald Trump was “morally unfit to be president” and that it was “possible” that the Russians had material that could be used to blackmail him.

In a wide-ranging conversation with George Stephanopoulos broadcast on ABC late Sunday, Comey took aim at Trump in no uncertain terms, comparing his administration to a mafia family, likening his presidency to a forest fire and asserting there was evidence that he had committed a crime.

He said that he would not favor impeaching Trump to remove him from office, because that “would let the American people off the hook and have something happen indirectly that I believe they’re duty-bound to do directly” – meaning through elections. But he made clear his view of whether Trump was fit to hold the position.

“This president does not reflect the values of this country,” Comey said.

The interview airs just days before Comey is set to release a new book and embark on a media tour to promote it. Much of what Comey said to Stephanopoulos mirrors what he wrote, although his televised, extemporaneous comments are sure to attract the attention of the president, who is an avid TV viewer.

On Sunday morning, Trump tweeted criticism of Comey, denying some of Comey’s allegations and alleging that Comey revealed classified information and lied to Congress.

“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!” Trump wrote.

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel wrote on Twitter after the interview aired that Comey “has no credibility” and that Trump was right to fire him.

“Comey’s PR tour reaffirms that his true higher loyalty is to himself,” she wrote. “The only thing worse than his history of misconduct is his willingness to say anything to sell books.”

(c) 2018, The Washington Post · Matt Zapotosky, Devlin Barrett 



  1. According to Comey, Trump is morally unfit because he didn’t steal the elections from anyone, he didn’t cheat during the elections, he didn’t commit fraud, he didn’t murder dozens of people nor suicide anyone, he didn’t practice witchcraft nor voodoo, he didn’t do money laundering, he didn’t receive millions of dollars from China, Russia and Saudi Arabia to manipulate the elections, he didn’t do any illegal or criminal activities – which are the reasons “morally fit Comey” elected Hillary.

  2. Funny that this crook who exonerated Hillary the Criminal before even interviewing her because he was sure she would win the election – as he wrote in his book – is talking about Trump being morally unfit and committing crimes without proof or reason.

    And funny that this crook who voted for the Criminal in Chief as President should accuse Trump of being morally unfit.

    Why isn’t this criminal and other political criminals like Hillary behind bars yet?

  3. Comey, who exonerated the Criminal Hillary over her email crimes, said to Mueller: “Anybody who’s actually done investigations knows that if you’ve been investigating something for almost a year and you don’t have a general sense of where it’s likely to end up, you should be fired because you’re incompetent.”
    And he has the chutzpah to say about an honest morally upstanding person that he’s unfit? Why isn’t he in jail yet?


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