Comey: Assumption of Clinton victory factored into email probe announcement

Americans more likely to believe Comey than Trump poll

Comey announced in July 2016 that he would not recommend charges against Clinton, but stated publicly that Clinton and her aides had been "extremely careless" in handling classified information.

Mr Ryan, asked whether Mr Comey was a man of integrity, said, "as far as I know" but added that he did not know him well. A few of his many lies.

President Trump slammed ex-FBI Director James Comey again over the weekend, this time for assuming Hillary Clinton would pummel the former reality TV star in the presidential election.

"I said to him, 'Sir that's up to you but you want to be careful about that because it might create a narrative that we're investigating you personally and, second, it's very hard to prove something didn't happen, '" Comey said.

Trump fired Comey in May 2017, claiming initially that he was unhappy with Comey's handling of the Clinton emails probe but subsequently claiming in a television interview that the decision was based on Comey's decision to pursue an investigation into Trump's alleged collusion with Russian Federation. But, she said, "if they feel there was any wrongdoing, they should certainly look into that just as they do on a number of other topics". She also took issue with some of Comey's personal commentary in the book, saying it was "no way to comport oneself after you're trying to prove that you have this quote, 'higher loyalty'".

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Another person peddling derogatory information about President Trump during the 2016 campaign; another potential payoff. AMI has said that McDougall did not produce the columns, according to the New Yorker .

Mr. Trump responded on Sunday, criticizing the admission and calling Comey a "slimeball!" Trump fired Comey in May.

In the ABC News interview to be broadcast in full later on Sunday, Mr Comey discusses his handling of the FBI investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state under then-President Barack Obama.

During the summer of the 2016 campaign, Lynch met with former President Bill Clinton on a tarmac while the email investigation was still underway. 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'". Because I was operating in a world where Hillary Clinton was going to beat Donald Trump.

According to him, it appeared obvious at the time that Hillary Clinton was "going to be elected president", thus making him reason that burying the investigation might make her "illegitimate the moment she's elected, the moment this comes out".

The Republican National Committee has helped with the pushback effort against Comey for his book by launching a website and supplying surrogates with talking points that question his credibility.

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