When former FBI chief accuses Trump of being "morally unfit" to be president

Donald Trump is "morally unfit" to lead the United States, said former director FBI James Comey in an interview with ABC TV broadcast Sunday, April 15. Throughout this interview, Mr. Comey, who was fired in 2017 by Mr. Trump as FBI leader, paints a very bleak portrait of the president, portrayed as a liar "dirtying everyone around him".

"I do not believe in those stories that he is mentally deficient or in the early stages of dementia," said Mr. Comey. "I do not think he's medically unfit, I think he's morally unfit to be president." "Our president must embody respect and adhere to the values ​​that are at the heart of our country.The most important (of these values) is the truth.This president is not able to do that," said Mr. Comey. 19659003] "The problem with this president is that he is messing with everyone around him," the former FBI leader said. "And the question is (…) what level of fouling finally renders you unfit to achieve your goal of protecting the country and serving it."

Vitriol Portrait

And Mr. Comey Grounds the Grievances Against Mr. . Trump. "A person who talks about women and treats them like pieces of meat, who is constantly lying about the important things as well as about the little things and insists that the American people believe them, this person is not fit to be president from the United States, for moral reasons "

M. Trump fired Mr Comey in 2017, questioning how the FBI conducted the investigation into Democratic Hillary Clinton's illegal use of a private email server when she was secretary of state. The president also lambasted the FBI's investigation into suspicions of collusion between Trump's team and Russian officials during the campaign for the 2016 presidential election.

M. Comey has just published a 300-page book titled "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership" in which he portrays Mr. Trump's vitriol, accusing him of being obsessed with his image and caring little about the good public. The book presents Donald Trump as a mafia boss, a dishonest and egocentric being

M. Trump, for its part, was once again unleashed Sunday against the former head of the FBI in a series of tweets. He wrote that Ms. Clinton's email investigation was conducted "stupidly" and called Mr. Comey "scraping".

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Trump openly accuses the FBI of bias in the Russian investigation

Donald Trump publicly called into question on Friday the integrity of the highest echelons of the Justice Ministry and the FBI that he accuses of "politicizing" the investigation into Russian interference in the election presidential vote in favor of his Democratic opponents.

US President approved the declassification of a confidential note drafted by Republicans of Congress and justifies these criticisms, detailing according to them an abuse of power of the FBI during the wiretapping of a member of his campaign team before the election of November 2016.

"What is happening in our country is a shame (…) Many people should be ashamed," said Donald Trump since the Oval Office. The four-page memo from the Republican members of the Intelligence Committee of the House of Representatives despite vehement opposition from its Democratic members was then put online by Congress.

Donald Trump's accusation is quite extraordinary from a President of the United States, more concerned in general with preserving the image of two pillars of American institutions. "The highest officials and investigators of the FBI and the Ministry of Justice have politicized the sacred process of investigation in favor of the Democrats and against the Republicans," Trump had earlier tweeted.

Reaching Mueller

The "Nunes memo", named after the chairman of the Devin Nunes commission, aims to trace the secret procedure of advising Carter Page by the FBI with the assistance of the Department of Justice, from October 2016. [19659002AccordingtotheRepublicanstheinvestigatorswouldhavejustifiedthisactionfromanintelligencefilewrittenbyaformerBritishspyChristopherSteelehiredbyaUScabinethimselfpaidbythecampaignHillaryClintonTheyaccusetheFBIoffailingtotellthewiretappingjudgesthattheClintoncampaignco-fundedthecaseorthatSteelewaspersonallyhostiletoTrumpThenoteoverwhelmsnamelytheformernumbertwoJusticeBruceOhrandquotestheformernumbertwoFBIAndrewMcCabewhorecentlyleftoffice

M. Trump has named current Justice Minister Jeff Sessions as current FBI director Christopher Wray. The latter has replaced James Comey, abruptly thanked by Mr Trump by his own admission because of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election campaign. But Christopher Wray, the director of the FBI, had in a gesture of defiance extremely rare public clearly indicated that he was not in favor of this publication. The Ministry of Justice had also expressed its reservations for reasons of security and the risk of unveiling methods of intelligence gathering.

The Democrats were up against this memo, which they believe manufactured so partisan to protect the billionaire from suspicions of collusion between his campaign and Russia. "The country's highest elected official has agreed to – misleadingly – make public information available to attack the FBI, which would have been unthinkable not long ago," said Adam. Schiff, Democrat Member of the Commission

"Artificial Party Theater"

And important Republican elected officials also denounced the risk, for US national security, of undermining the legitimacy of the FBI, at the moment when Russia would attempt again, according to them, to interfere in the politics of the country. "The recent attacks against the FBI and the Justice Department do not serve any US interest – neither the party nor the president – only Putin's interest," denounced Senator John McCain.

This one "worries about the consequences for the investigation of the special prosecutor Robert Mueller, in charge of discovering a possible US-Russian collusion, and attacked more and more openly by Republicans. "Our elected officials, including the president, must stop considering this inquiry through the prism of politics and artificial partisan theater," John McCain argued.

But these warnings have been in vain. Congressional Republican leaders, however, assert that the commission is merely fulfilling its duty to control the executive by the legislature. "This note is not an indictment of the FBI or the Department of Justice, and does not call into question the Mueller inquiry," assured Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, Thursday.

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What's in the Trump Declassified FBI Critical Note on the Russian Investigation

The confidential three-and-a-half-page note drafted by Congressional Republicans and declassified by Donald Trump states "to raise concerns about the legitimacy and legality of certain actions" initiated by FBI and the US Department of Justice

These two institutions are accused of abusing the mandate of a judge to spy on the conversations of a former diplomatic adviser of the United States. Donald Trump campaign team, Carter Page.

Adopted 40 years ago, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) requires investigators from the Department of Justice to present evidence to a federal magistrate – – for example, to suspect that an individual is working illegally for a foreign power – in order to have the right to put that person on listening.

– What affirms the note

– For to obtain the valuable judicial warrant, the ministry and the FBI relied on information collected by Christopher Steele, a former British spy. He was on a mission, funded by the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton's campaign team, which was clearly anti-Trump biased.

– Request for a Hearing Order Submitted The judge was signed by four senior officials who deliberately failed to spell out Christopher Steele's political motives: the then FBI director James Comey, his former deputy Andrew McCabe, the former deputy head of the ministry, Sally Yates, and current number two Rod Rosenstein

– The "file" compiled by Christopher Steele was an "essential part" of the federal court's request for a hearing warrant.

– Mr. Steele was also a source of the FBI, yet his reliability was more than doubtful: he lied to the Federal Police about his contacts and confided to the media in violation of confidentiality rules in the intelligence world.

-What fails to say note

– Carter Page has been the subject of suspicion by the FBI since 2013, well before Christopher Steele's investigation mission

– Steele's case was not the trigger for the opening of the first confidential investigation of the FBI on a possible collusion between Moscow and Donald Trump's campaign team. It was opened in July 2016, when US intelligence found intensive communications between Russians and relatives of the Republican candidate, including Councilor George Papadopoulos.

– Using a Judge's Information from an entity with hidden prejudices or intentions (such as Mr. Steele) is not uncommon: the magistrate then estimates the weight to be given to this information.

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While the Russian investigation of the FBI continues concerning the presidential, Trump is said … "innocent"

US President Donald Trump assured Saturday that a highly controversial and critical note of the FBI, drafted and published by Congressional Republicans, was clearing him in the Russian investigation, a "hunt for witches "according to him. "The innocent note totally + Trump + in the investigation But the Russian witch hunt continues indefinitely," tweeted the president talking about him in the third person.

"After a year of searching continuously, to NOTHING to find (The accusation of) collusion is dead, "he said, adding that there was also no" hindrance "(to justice). The continuation of the investigation "is a shame for America," concluded Mr. Trump, continuing with these words to question the integrity of the higher echelons of the Department of Justice and the FBI.

Suspected Abuse of Power

The confidential note in question, declassified by the President against the advice of the Federal Police, describes an alleged abuse of power FBI during the tapping of a former member of the Republican campaign team before the election of November 2016.

By allowing the publication of this document, parcel and tendentious according to independent experts, M. Trump has drawn the wrath of the Democratic opposition, which now wields the specter of a constitutional crisis.

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Florida Shooter Ever Complained to the FBI

In a written statement issued, the FBI said people close to Nikolas could contact the hotline FBI on January 5 to convey his worries about Nikolas. The caller provided information about Nikolas's possession of weapons, his desire to kill people, his unusual behavior, and terrible social media activities.

As per the existing protocol, the information provided by the caller should be judged to be a life-threatening potential. The FBI declared "the information should be submitted to the FBI's office in Miami so that a deeper investigation could be made."

However, the protocol was not executed and "the information submitted was not forwarded to the FBI office in Miami, and no further investigation done. "

FBI Director Christopher Wray says it is reviewing these facts. "I am determined to find out the root of the problem, what is happening in this issue, and at the same time examine the process of responding to the information we receive from the public … When the public contacts due to certain concerns we must act promptly and appropriately."

Nikolas Cruz, 19, fired on five classrooms at two high school floors in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday, killing 17 people and wounding 15 others, some of whom were critically injured.

The FBI has spoken to the victim and his family, and convey "deep regret" to this terrible tragedy. [rt/nm/em]