Comey book alleges Trump asked him to disprove 'golden showers thing — NYPost

James Comey says President Donald Trump 'untethered to truth' in new book

Andrew Harrer/Pool, Getty Images Ronna McDaniel, the RNC's chairwoman, told CNN that Comey's "misconduct" warranted condemnations from both Republicans and Democrats, and that the public should be reminded of them before his book launches.

The Beast writes that Kelly had meant to quit in protest over Comey's departure, but according to sources who have read the book, Comey writes that he urged Kelly to stay on, saying "this president" needs people of integrity inside the administration. The network has already released a teaser of one exchange, in which Stephanopoulos suggests that Comey likened Trump to a "mob boss".

The Kelly scene was first reported Thursday by The Daily Beast and confirmed to The Washington Post by someone who has read Comey's book.

"Comey has a long history of misstatements and misconduct" as well as "bizarre decisions, contradictory statements and acting against Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation protocol".

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Kelly added that he "intended to quit", Comey writes, and "said he didn't want to work for dishonorable people". The Justice Department appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel in the Russian Federation probe after it was revealed that Trump had asked Comey to drop the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

"I've been around politics a long time, and I know fear when I see it, " said Jim Manley, a lobbyist and former senior aide to former Senate minority leader Harry Reid.

Stephanopoulos also brought up Comey's critics who wanted him to put Hillary Clinton before a grand jury, as well as asking him whether Trump "was obstructing justice" and if the president should be impeached. Republicans will argue that Comey "repeatedly usurped" the authority of then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and violated protocol by "publicly acknowledging the existence of ongoing FBI investigations". Mrs Clinton's supporters believed that the investigation was politically motivated and aided Mr Trump's campaign.

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