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Former FBI Director James Comey opens up in interview

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Donald Trump fired James Comey in May 2017 citing the FBI's behavior in investigating Democrat Hillary Clinton and its probe into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia

"It was my great honor to fire James Comey", Trump tweeted. His virulent attack reflected months of simmering anger against a career law enforcement bureaucrat who has emerged as one of his fiercest opponents.

Robert Mueller was named as the special counsel to the Russian Federation investigation on May 17, 2017.

In fact, Trump has struggled to find lawyers to handle Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election and any potential coordination with Trump's campaign, and investigators in NY say they took Cohen's materials in the Monday raid because his communications with clients could be part of the commission of a crime.

"James Comey is a proven LEAKER & LIAR", Trump said.

Trump recently accused Comey of leaking classified information, saying he should be prosecuted for lying to Congress under oath.

President Donald Trump attacked James Comey in a series of tweets Sunday, claiming the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's new book contains "many lies".

The book adheres closely to Mr Comey's public testimony and written statements about his contacts with the President during the early days of the administration and his growing concern about Mr Trump's integrity.

The president's tweets also took issue with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, whom Comey describes in the book as having a "tortured half-out, half-in approach" to the Clinton email investigation.

On Friday, before Trump authorized raids on Syria, the president had called Comey a "slime ball" on Twitter.

Asked if the president wanted the Justice Department to investigate Comey, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Sunday on ABC's "This Week" that she was not aware of a specific request. Eastern Time in his first television interview since being fired by President Donald Trump a year ago. Comey asked a friend to give some of those memos to the New York Times, but the memos are not thought to contain classified material. He said he did not know whether the events described in the dossier were true. "He then said, 'I need loyalty.' I replied, 'You will always get honesty from me.' He paused and then said, 'That's what I want, honest loyalty.' I paused, and then said, 'You will get that from me'". "Really weird. It was nearly an out of body experience for me".

"I honestly never thought this words would come out of my mouth, but I don't know whether the current president of the United States was with prostitutes peeing on each other in Moscow in 2013", Comey told ABC.

In January 2017, US intelligence chiefs briefed Trump and his advisers on Russia's election meddling.

According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, Comey is seen as more believable than Trump, by a margin of 48%-32%.

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