Trump fired Comey in May 2017, setting off a scramble at the Justice Department that led to the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel overseeing the Russian Federation investigation.
Those days leading up to the election "sucked", Mr. Comey said.
"Possibly", Comey responded. "I mean, it's certainly some evidence of obstruction of justice". There is no indication Comey is under investigation for doing either.
Comey says he was just as surprised as everyone else that he was sacked in the middle of an important ongoing investigation: "I thought it's insane to fire me".
Trump has denied that conversation, but Comey insisted that it occurred.
Comey's explosive book, which is apparently highly critical of Trump, will hit the bookshelves next week. "I hope you can let this go". It was all, "What can we say about what they did and how it affects the election that we just had".
He also said he was sorry for how he handled the first announcement in July 2016 that he was closing the Clinton email probe without seeking any charges.
He toldABC that Mr Trump had told him I expect loyalty, I need loyalty during an awkward dinner at the White House.
Comey's memoir offers his version of the events surrounding his firing and the investigations into Russian election meddling and into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's email practices. 'And then he said, "Another reason you know it's not true is I'm a germaphobe".
The comments come a day after the Justice Departmentinspector general released a report accusing Andrew McCabe, Comey's former deputy, of lying repeatedly as they investigated a media disclosure he had authorized.
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