- ABC News is plugging its forthcoming sit-down with the fired FBI director
- In a tease, anchor George Stephanopoulos asks Comey how strange it must feel to be comparing President Trump to a ‘mob boss’
- The promo cuts away and doesn’t show Comey’s answers
- The host also asks about impeachment and obstruction of justice
- Trump fired Comey last year in an action being probed by special counsel Robert Mueller as a potential effort to obstruct the Russia probe
Former FBI Director James Comey compares President Trump, who fired him, to a mob boss in an interview with ABC News that the network is touting as a bombshell.
Comey sat down with host George Stephanopoulos in his first interview to promote his forthcoming book, ‘A Higher Loyalty,’ set to come out Tuesday.
The promo shows the ‘This Week’ host pinging Comey with questions, and features dramatic movement and close-up’s of Comey’s reactions – but no words from the longtime lawman Trump sacked after expressing disappointment with the Russia investigation.
‘How strange is it for you to sit here and compare the president to a mob boss,’ Stephanopoulos asks,’ with a backing soundrack of tense violin music.
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READY TO TALK: Former FBI Director James Comey, who testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, sits down with ABC to promote his new book
‘Are there things you know, but haven’t said, that could damage President Trump,’ he asks – before a close-up of Comey looking up and considering his answer.
The interview airs Sunday.
He also asks about the decision not to bring Hillary Clinton – the wife of the host’s former boss – before a grand jury.
ABC calls it the ‘interview everyone will be talking about.
The interview – with it’s apparent mob analogy – will air just days after FBI agents raided the New York office and hotel room of Trump attorney Michael Cohen.
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Comey sat down with host George Stephanopoulos in his first interview to promote his forthcoming book, ‘A Higher Loyalty,’ set to come out Tuesday
Agents reportedly were seeking raids connected to alleged bank fraud, taxi medallions, and pay-offs to two women who claim they had affairs with Trump.
Since the Monday raid, President Trump has been privately considering firing deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein and publicly speculating about firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Longtime Trump consigliere Steve Bannon also used mob language – but to describe the nature of the Mueller probe, in statements featured in Vanity Fair.
‘It’s like no one took down the Gambino family,’ Bannon said. ‘Mueller’s doing a roll-up just like he did with the Gambinos. [Former campaign chair Paul] Manafort’s the
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right? And [deputy Rick] Gates is a made man! [Former Trump campaign aide George] Papadopoulos is equivalent to a wise-guy out in a social club in Brooklyn,’ Bannons said.
Bannon reportedly added: ‘This is like a Wagner opera. In the overture you get all the strands of the music you’re going to hear for three hours. Well, Mueller opened with a bang. He totally caught these guys by surprise. So if you’re not going to fight, you’re going to get rolled over.”
The interview will ‘”certainly add more meat to the charges swirling around Trump,’ a source told Axios.
The source said it left people in the room ‘stunned.’
In an unexplained comment, the outlet reported: ‘If anyone wonders if Comey will go there, he goes there.’
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