In a letter sent to the judge late Sunday, she wrote that the president is - quote - "the only person who is truly motivated to ensure that the privilege is properly invoked and applied".
The war of words between Trump and Comey has heated up with the publication of Comey's new book.
During Comey's highly anticipated "20/20" interview, he told host George Stephanopoulos that he approached Lynch and that she agreed they should confirm the investigation. Nancy Pelosi suggested that Comey was "not in the right job;' Bernie Sanders said, "It would not be a bad thing for the American people if [Comey] did step down;' Chuck Schumer said, 'I do not have confidence in [Comey] any longer;' Maxine Waters said, Comey 'has no credibility" and deserved to be fired".
One could say Trump did his part to sell Comey's book on Monday by resuming his Twitter tirade without answering crucial questions or accounting for his own previous pro-Comey statements. The president himself has tweeted that Comey is an "untruthful slimeball" who belongs in jail for lying to Congress and leaking classified information.
"I honestly never thought these 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 said. "He is morally unfit to be president".
Trump "talks about and treats women like they're pieces of meat" and "lies constantly about matters big and small and insists the American people believe it".
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In fact, more tangential stories like Comey's revelation that the White House chief of staff John Kelly called the president's firing of Comey "dishonorable" could have "the potential to actually affect some staffing decisions and policies", said Markay.
He explained: 'I wasn't trying to go easy on her or hard on her.
Trump has denied he asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to FBI investigators about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the United States.Trump has also used Twitter to call Comey a liar and called for his imprisonment. This could tilt the field back in favor of the agitated president in an intangible but powerful way. One of those viewers may well have been President Trump.
"I never asked Comey for Personal Loyalty". The Post reported that administration officials said Haley made an error and said it was unlikely that Trump would approve any additional sanctions without another triggering event by Russian Federation.
Jennifer Palmieri, who served as Clinton's communications director, told CNN on Sunday that Comey worked "very clearly outside of the bounds of how the Federal Bureau of Investigation is supposed to operate", despite saying he was "always trying to act within the bounds of how the Federal Bureau of Investigation is supposed to operate". The Insp. general says McCabe even lied to Comey, although McCabe disputes Comey's account.
In his tweet, Trump says: "Unbelievably, James Comey states that Polls, where Crooked Hillary was leading, were a factor in the handling (stupidly) of the Clinton Email probe".
The admission led to strong criticism from Trump. Instead, they launched into a strategy session about how to "spin what we'd just told them" for the public, he writes.