In a remarkable look back, Comey says he was deciding "in an environment where Hillary Clinton was sure to be the next president".
Comey paints a devastating portrait of a president who built "a cocoon of alternative reality that he was busily wrapping around all of us".
Such incidents have allowed the tantalizing possibility that the Russian Federation tape just might be true to percolate on the fringes of respectability.
'I recall Trump listening without interrupting, and asking only one question, which was really more of a statement: "But you found there was no impact on the result, right?" "With the salacious stuff that came out Thursday night, the possibility of Trump exploding has gone up".
Practically everybody knows the dossier is a collection of lies, except Comey, who seems to know very little - save for the alleged size of Trump's hands. "It was smaller than mine, but did not seem unusually so".
Some of the early news coverage of Comey's memoir has made a mockery of Trump, including the cover of Friday's Daily News in NY.
That is the game of Washington politicians and pundits, a world Comey disdains as a member of the elite guild of lawyer-bureaucrats from the Justice Department. Trump seized on that, saying Comey "was making decisions based on the fact that he thought she was going to win, and he wanted a job".
In calling Comey a proven liar, Trump may be referring to the fact the Comey drafted the exoneration of Hillary Clinton before she was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but told Congress under oath that he made the decision after Clinton was interviewed. His handling of the Crooked Hillary Clinton case, and the events surrounding it, will go down as one of the worst "botch jobs" of history.
And while Comey's personal favorability rating is weak (30% favorable, 32% unfavorable), Americans disapprove of Trump's decision to fire Comey by a 14-point margin, 47-33.
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The feud is unlikely to dissolve quickly as Comey is embarking on a media blitz as part of his book tour.
In an exclusive interview to ABC News, Comey revealed that he met with the US President to discuss the unverified claims, following which the latter asked him to investigate the matter and "prove that it didn't happen".
Trump a year ago abruptly removed Comey who was overseeing a criminal probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election that was won by him. And Comey has several to touch upon, notably his refusal to let Cheney and White House staffer David Addington expand a counterterrorism surveillance program code-named Stellar Wind in 2004.
Comey was overcome with emotion.
Comey also wrote that in a post-election briefing for senators, then-Sen.
Trump's allies have prepared an extensive campaign to fight back against Comey's publicity tour, trying to undermine his credibility by reviving the blistering Democratic criticism of him before he was sacked almost a year ago.
One central scene comes after the 2016 election, when Obama asks to speak with Comey privately after a White House meeting.
Comey kept contemporaneous memos of his interactions with the president and told the Senate Intelligence Committee last June that he did so because he thought Trump might lie about them. "But I don't know".
"Boy, were those words I needed to hear", Comey writes. I have read [Hillary Clinton] has felt anger toward me personally, and I'm sorry for that. "I expect loyalty", Comey writes. Maybe he will ask for a portion of the royalties!
Trump is reacting to Comey's new book, which compares the president to an unethical mob boss who demands loyalty and twists facts to serve his objective.