Fallout from tell-all book by former FBI Director Comey
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -Former Federal Bureau of Investigations Director James Comey did not mince his words in his take on President Donald Trump, saying he possibly obstructed justice. He also said, “I think he’s morally unfit to be President.”
While what was laid out in his new book "A Higher Loyalty," surprised some...others say most of it was old news.
“I'm not sure to what extent they're actually revelations. They’re confirmations, they're further evidence,” said David Boaz, executive vice president of the Libertarian Cato Institute.
But some of the language Comey used to describe Trump was surprising to some.
“He had impressively coiffed hair his tie was too long as it always is. He looked slightly orange with small white half-moons under his eyes which were I assume from tanning goggles,” he told George Stephanopoulos in an interview on ABC Sunday night.
Republican congressman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., responded critically on Fox News Channel.
“Talking about tanning bed goggles, the length of a tie - that is beneath the dignity of the offices that he held,” Gowdy said.
The White House is firing back, calling the book revisionist history.
“If he had objected to anything he had witnessed when he was in his very limited very few meetings with president trump during a six-week period he should have said so,” said Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway.
But many political analysts say a firsthand look inside the White House from the former director of the FBI is significant and could have consequences for President Trump at least in terms of the way the public views him and the way history judges James Comey.
“He has had his reputation completely besmirched by the president, and he does have a right to defend himself," Rep. Eric Swalwell, D - Calif., told CNN.
“When you have a Republican former director of the FBI saying that the president is morally unfit and is untethered to truth, that's big news,” said Boaz.