Interestingly enough, Reines portrayed Trump as grabby prior to the release of the "Access Hollywood" tape.
After Clinton and "Trump" walk on stage, Reines stretches out his arms as if expecting his "opponent" to reciprocate.
But Trump tried to hug him anyway, which Comey avoided, and it resulted in an awkward handshake.
Comey was also unsettled by Trump's attempts to establish a personal relationship with him and feared their interactions might jeopardize the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation, according to associates who spoke to the New York Times.
In fact, Comey was so desperate to avoid Trump during the event that he even reportedly tried to blend in with the White House curtains with the hope that Trump wouldn't see him. Wittes related two instances he said Comey described to him when Trump attempted "personally to compromise him or implicate him with either shows of closeness or actual chumminess with the President".More news: Union: Up to 40K walking off the job at AT&T this weekend
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So if Trump really feels as though Clinton and Obama were breaking the law, why hasn't he asked Jeff Sessions to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate those matters?
The video backs that assertion up.
It turns out that Hillary Clinton, too, was prepared to avoid a Trump hug.
Former White House officials under both Republican and Democratic administrations took aim May 17 at President Donald Trump's alleged interference with a federal investigation into Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election. Trump joked that Comey has "become more famous than me".
"A very simple immediate reaction: If you don't want to hug someone, don't hug them", Reines said. This is someone who didn't think he should have been in that setting.