Just 11 days before the election, Comey announced that the FBI would reopen an investigation into Clinton's possible misuse of a private email server while she was secretary of state - a move she has said played a part in her loss to Trump.
Comey also discussed the first time he met the newly elected Trump in person in January 2017 to talk about the allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election. "I don't buy this stuff about him being mentally incompetent or early stages of dementia", Comey said of Trump. "I'm about to meet with a person who doesn't know me, who has just been elected the president of the United States. and I'm about to talk to him about allegations that he was involved with prostitutes in Moscow and that the Russians taped it and have leverage over him". "And I don't think it is".
Comey said he actively tried to blend in to the curtains in the White House's Blue Room in a futile attempt to not be singled out for a photo with the new president.
However, Comey told ABC that the FBI opened its investigation into possible Russian influence in the 2016 campaign not as a result of the Steele dossier, which President Trump and some Republicans contend, but when it received information that George Papadopoulos, then a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, had "been talking to someone in London about getting dirt on that the Russians had on Hillary Clinton". But Trump later said he was thinking about "this Russian Federation thing" around the time he made a decision to fire Comey.
Excerpts of the book released last week paint a devastating portrait of the president as a congenital liar and an unethical leader.
Trump has denied having asked Comey for his loyalty. "That's not a perspective, that's not a view, that's just a lie".
Comey, who ran the Federal Bureau of Investigation for nearly four years, portrays the president in the book as a liar, dumb and rude, and he compares elements of Trump's behavior to that of a Mafia boss.
'I hope not because I think impeaching and removing Donald Trump from office would let the American people off the hook and have something happen indirectly that I believe they're duty bound to do directly, ' Comey said. "Isn't he master of television, this is disastrous", said Comey.
'People in this country need to stand up and go to the voting booth and vote their values'.
Comey described both their arms as "tense" during the encounter and also described how Trump leaned forward to Comey's right ear to say he was looking forward to working together.
"I knew this was a no-win situation, this case".
"I'm not an unusually strong person but I work out and so I tighten my abs and my core and I'm thinking, 'Unless he's a lot stronger than he looks, he's not getting a hug.' And so he pulls and he doesn't get the hug", Comey said.
Hours before the interview aired, Trump launched into a preemptive tirade on Twitter berating Trump.
He said his confusion grew when he began seeing headlines in which the White House claimed the FBI's reputation was "in tatters" and that the workforce had lost confidence in Comey, and was relieved that he had been fired. His "memos" are self serving and FAKE!'
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The government's capture of Douma, the last town held by the rebels in eastern Ghouta, marked a major victory for Assad. The White House said it is continuing to assess intelligence and talk to its allies about how to respond to the matter.
McCain said the message to Assad must be that the cost of using chemical weapons is worse than any perceived benefit. But they have refrained from targeting Assad's government, apart from a volley of US missiles a year ago .
Manchester City this season has produced some of the most breathtaking soccer the Premier League has ever seen. I have seen many teams win it as champions for the whole season, and it's the first case for us.
To get testimony, a total of 226 witnesses were examined during the trial , and a total 411 documents were exhibited. Then after that, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) took the case in its hands from the CBI in 2011.
The summit holds paramount importance in the wake of US President Donald Trump's decision to move US embassy to Jerusalem. Among the leaders in attendance was Sudan's Omar al-Bashir, who walked the red carpet and was greeted by King Salman.
There was plenty of that going on ... and plenty of the sort of adulation that Winnie was never accorded when she was alive. As with her former husband Nelson Mandela's funeral, the rain poured down on the day of Madikizela-Mandela's send-off.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told Assad in a phone call that Iran "stands by Syria", the Syrian presidency said on Saturday. Germany's chancellor said the allied strikes in Syria were a "necessary and appropriate" response.
Inspectors from the independent Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are now in Damascus. Saturday's strikes on Syria were the first major military operation since Macron's election in May a year ago .
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He said the investigations had been completed by the state Crime Branch and a charge sheet had been presented in the court. Her strong views and attitude to take on any leader in the party is said to be worrying many.
A definitive analysis of the Premier League weekend
West Brom caretaker boss Darren Moore isn't thinking about the fulltime job, despite their shock win at Manchester United . Mourinho suggested he had already congratulated his rivals in advance. "They always had time to organise themselves".
Mom who drove SUV with family off cliff was drunk
Authorities, who originally had said the body was a child's, anticipate that an autopsy will be performed early next week. Bruce Carpenter said Friday, April 13, 2018, that toxicology tests found Jennifer Hart had an alcohol level of.102.
HMD Global to Release Nokia X(2018) on April 27, 2018
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Xiaomi Mi 6X Coming On April 25, Official Render Available
The X-shaped back of the phone is meant to ensure a better grip and the frame doubles up as an antenna for stronger connectivity. The phone boasts a 6-inch full-HD+ display with resolution of 1080×2160 pixels, brightness of 550 nits and aspect ratio of 18:9.
Don't Worry, You Have Extra Time to File Your Income Tax
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Shark attacks surfer in Western Australia
It comes as the first attack victim, aged in his 30s, was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital for emergency surgery. Beach closures are in place for the Gracetown area, including North Point, Big Rock and Lefthanders.
Woolworths meltdown closes stores across Australia
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US preparing new sanctions on Russia over Syria, Haley says
The UK, US and France have presented plans for a ceasefire in Syria in the wake of their joint airstrikes on the war-torn country. She says the US was confident that they had "significantly degraded his ability to use chemical weapons ever again".
Anticipated $-4.45 EPS for Tesla, Inc
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