Comey, who is in the middle of a media blitz to promote his new book, 'A Higher Loyalty, ' has said he did not recall McCabe discussing with him that he had authorized the disclosures, which became the subject of an investigation by the Justice Department inspector general. Among the revelations is that Trump expressed concerns about Flynn's judgment weeks before he was forced to resign.
He goes on to ask: "Is that really the way life in America is supposed to work?" These include the time when Trump asked Comey for his loyalty and to go easy on Michael Flynn (who later pleaded guilty in Mueller's Russian Federation investigation). Our president calling for the imprisonment of private citizens.
He had questioned Mr Comey about his knowledge of the contents of an unconfirmed dossier which, among other things, claims Mr Trump had watched as two Russian prostitutes urinated on each other on a bed in the Presidential Suite of Moscow's Ritz-Carlton Hotel in 2013.
Trump's interpretation of the memos was that they prove there was "NO OBSTRUCTION" and "NO COLLUSION" which just doesn't make sense.
"I said something about the value of putting a head on a pike as a message", Comey wrote."(Trump) replied by saying it may involve putting reporters in jail. Comey was trying to explain why he wasn't a weasel, notwithstanding his habit of immediately dictating a CYA memo every time he spoke with the president. Comey added that it was necessary to tell Trump about the dossier in order to prevent the media from writing about how "the Federal Bureau of Investigation has the material" and "that we were keeping it close-hold".More news: Manchester United open talks to sign PSG star Neymar
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The 15 pages of documents contain new details about a series of interactions with Trump that Comey found so unnerving that he chose to document them in writing. Trump then said that reporters should be jailed over the leaks. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Comey earned about $6 million during his a year ago at Bridgewater.
Trump has disputed Comey's accounts of their conversations.
Fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has created a legal defense fund to help him pay to deal with congressional investigations, contacts with the U.S. Attorney's Office and a possible wrongful termination and defamation case he may file against the Trump administration. Maybe. Does he regret reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails right before the election?
This image released by CBS shows former FBI Director James Comey, left, with host Stephen Colbert on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in NY.
The inspector general's office has referred the matter to the U.S. Attorney's office for consideration of an investigation.
Information for this article was contributed by John Wagner of The Washington Post; and by Mary Clare Jalonick, Eric Tucker, Chad Day, Tom LoBianco, Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller of The Associated Press.