The interview covered a lot of ground and addressed many topics that will make President Trump unhappy. Of course, ever since Trump fired Comey as FBI Director he’s been waiting for revenge, so if “The Donald” is upset by what Comey has to say, then so much the better.
Here is a list of the most provocative comments made by Comey during the hour-long interview:
- Comey’s comments about his first meeting with Trump where he talked about the dossier which claimed that the president was caught on camera peeing on Russian prostitutes.
“He looked slightly orange up close with small white half-moons under his eyes, which I assume are from tanning goggles.”
- Comey compared Trump to the Gambino crime family asking for loyalty.
“How strange is it for you to sit here and compare the president to a mob boss?” Stephanopoulos asked.
“Very strange,” Comey replied. “And I don’t do it lightly.”
- On Trump getting “defensive” over claims that he has a history paying hookers for sex, and the existence of the pee tape.
“Do I look like a guy who needs hookers?” Trump said, according to Comey. “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 added. “It’s possible, but I don’t know.”
- Comey’s comments about how he felt after he sent the infamous letter where he announced he was re-opening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.
“It sucked,” Comey confessed, “I walked around vaguely sick to my stomach, feeling beaten down. I felt like I was totally alone, that everybody hated me. And that there wasn’t a way out because it really was the right thing to do.”
- On Comey being invited to dinner at the White House and having to listen to Trump brag about the massive size of his inauguration crowd.
“He said his inauguration crowd was bigger than that at Barack Obama’s first inauguration. That’s just not true. That’s not a perspective, that’s not a view, that’s just a lie. And yet he would say it.”
- Comey discussed the meeting where the president asked the FBI Director if he would drop criminal investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
“Was President Trump obstructing justice?” Stephanopoulos asked.
“Possibly,” Comey said. “I mean, it’s certainly some evidence of obstruction of justice.”
- Comey discussed what he did after finding out by watching the news that Trump had fired him.
“I drank red wine from a paper coffee cup and just looked out at the lights of the country I love so much as we flew home.”
- Comey discussed the possibility that the Russians have compromised Trump.
“Do you think the Russians have something on Donald Trump?” Stephanopoulos asked.
“I think it’s possible,” Comey replied. “I don’t know. These are more words I never thought I’d utter about a President of the United States, but it’s possible.
“That’s stunning. You can’t say for certain that the President of the United States is not compromised by the Russians?” Stephanopoulos pressed.
“It is stunning and I wish I wasn’t saying it, but it’s the truth,” Comey replied.