James Comey says President Trump is “morally unfit to be President” and “possibly” obstructed justice in the Russia investigation.
Comey, in a television interview with ABC News that aired Sunday night, ahead of his high-profile book release, ratcheted up his war of words with the commander-in-chief, attacking Trump, who fired him, on everything from the polarizing Russia probe to the quality of his hair.
Comey trod some old ground, telling anchor George Stephanopoulos about a series of awkward meetings with Trump, including one White House dinner in which the President allegedly asked him for a pledge of loyalty, and another encounter in which the President allegedly asked him to back away from an investigation of a top aide.
Then, after nearly a year of reflection since his abrupt firing, Comey scorched some new ground.
“I don’t buy this stuff about him being mentally incompetent or in the early stages of dementia,” Comey said. “He strikes me as a person of above-average intelligence who’s tracking conversations and knows what’s going on. I don’t think he’s medically unfit to be President. I think he’s morally unfit to be President.
“A person who sees moral equivalence in Charlottesville, who talks about and treats women like they’re pieces of meat, who lies constantly about matters big and small and insists the American people believe it, that person’s not fit to be President of the United States, on moral grounds.”