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Trump morally unfit to be Prez, says ex-FBI chief

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‘If US President ever tries to sack special counsel Robert Mueller, then it would be his “most serious attack yet on the rule of law” and cause “tremendous damage” to the country’s institutions’

Washington : Donald Trump is “morally unfit” to be president, former FBI chief James Comey asserted on Monday as he claimed “it’s possible” that Moscow may have information on him that could be used to compromise him.

Comey, who was unceremoniously fired by the US president in May last year, in a wide-ranging interview to ABC News also warned that if Trump ever tries to sack special counsel Robert Mueller, then it would be his “most serious attack yet on the rule of law” and causing “tremendous damage” to the country’s institutions.


Mueller is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election and any potential ties between Trump campaign and Russia. Trump has repeatedly called the investigation a witch hunt and denied any collusion. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director’s blunt comments came as the 57-year-old lawyer kicked off a high-profile tour to promote the release of his new book, “A Higher Loyalty.” Asked if he thinks the President has been compromised by the Russians, Comey said, “I think it’s possible, I don’t know,” Comey said.

“I wish I wasn’t saying it, but it’s the truth. It always struck me, and still strikes me, as unlikely, and I would have been able to say with high confidence about any other president I dealt with, but I can’t, it’s possible,” he said. Comey expanded on that statement in an interview USA Today published on Monday.

“There’s a non-zero possibility that the Russians have some, some sway over him that is rooted in his personal experience, and I don’t know whether that’s the business about the activity in a Moscow hotel room or

finances or something else,” Comey said.Trump, 71, has said the” badly reviewed book” raises “big questions”. He also suggested Comey should be imprisoned, and in recent days began referring to him as a “slime ball”.

In the ABC News interview, Comey offered a scathing judgment about whether Trump is qualified to serve as president, saying that he believes Trump is “morally unfit” to serve in the nation’s highest office.

Comey also said, “I don’t buy this stuff about him being mentally incompetent or early stages of dementia.”

“I don’t think he’s medically unfit to be president. I think he’s morally unfit to be president. “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,” Comey said.