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Comey breaks his silence

Former FBI Director, James Comey, finally opens up Sunday since being fired

Former FBI Director, James Comey, breaks his long silence. 

Sunday night was his first one-on-one interview since he was fired by President Trump, however, even before the interview aired, the president went on the attack.

Comey learned President Trump fired him, on national television.

Now, he sat down with ABC's George Stephanopoulos in his first prime time interview.

"What part of you is thinking I helped elect Donald Trump?" asked Stephanopoulos.

"A whole lot of me was thinking oh my god did we have some role in this?" answered Comey.

Revealing new details of some of the most controversial choices of his career.

"The norm is, 'If you can avoid it, you take no action that might have an impact on an election,'" said Comey. "And I can't see a door that's labeled, 'No action here.'"

Hillary Clinton says, Comey cost her the White House by reopening the Clinton email investigation, just 11 days before the 2016 election. 

Comey maintains he had no choice.

Comey also recalls his first impression of President Trump.

"He had impressively coiffed hair," said Comey. "His tie was too long as it always is, he looked slightly orange up close." 

Comey alleging trump is like a mob boss, who measures a man by his loyalty.  

"I'm not trying to that, by the way, suggest that President Trump is out breaking legs and shaking down shopkeepers," said Comey. "But instead, what I'm talking about is that leadership culture."

In a series of tweets Sunday, President Rrump fired back, insisting he never "demanded loyalty."

Donald Trump's twitter read: "Slippery James Comey...out of whack (he is not smart!), will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!"  

"You write that President Trump is unethical, untethered to the truth. Is Donald Trump unfit to be president?" asked Stephanopoulos.

"Our president must embody respect and adhere to the values that are at the core of this country. The most important being truth. This president is not able to do that. He is morally unfit to be president," replied Comey.

Comey's new book is set to be released on Tuesday.

On Sunday, Comey tweeted, "3 presidents are in my book: 2 help illustrate the values at the heart of ethical leadership; 1 serves as a counterpoint."


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