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With Comey Interview, It's All-Out War Against Trump


Added 04-15-18 04:40:03pm EST - “James B. Comey, in portraying President Trump as a danger to the nation, is mounting a remarkable public assault on a sitting president.” - Nytimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nytimes.com: “With Comey Interview, It’s All-Out War Against Trump”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WASHINGTON — If there was any chance that President Trump and James B. Comey could avoid all-out war, it will end Sunday night.

That is when ABC News will broadcast an hourlong interview with Mr. Comey, the president’s fired F.B.I. director, as he seeks to publicize his searing tell-all memoir, “A Higher Loyalty.”

Clips aired by the network show Mr. Comey questioning Mr. Trump’s character as he says that Mr. Trump repeatedly pressed him to conduct an investigation to refute a salacious allegation that he had cavorted with prostitutes in Moscow.

In the book, which is scheduled to be formally released on Tuesday, Mr. Comey goes just as far, dropping any pretense of comity with the president he briefly served. He calls Mr. Trump unethical and says he is a serial liar who could be vulnerable to blackmail by the Russian government. He compares the president to a mafia boss and says his tenure has been like a forest fire that is incinerating the country’s important norms and traditions.

“Donald Trump’s presidency threatens much of what is good in this nation,” Mr. Comey writes in the book.

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