Escalating war of words between President Trump and James Comey

Trump has said he fired Comey because of his handling of the FBI's investigation into Clinton's email practices. "But instead, we're going to talk about Jim Comey", she said. "It was my great honour to fire James Comey!".

According to excerpts of the book leaked by USA media, Trump was also obsessed with the alleged existence of a video in which Russian prostitutes said to be hired by Trump urinated on the bed in a Moscow hotel room.

"This president is unethical, and untethered to truth and institutional values", Mr Comey writes in the book.

However, Mr. Comey acknowledges that he thought Mrs. Clinton would win the presidency and said it is "entirely possible" that he chose to reveal that the email investigation had started up again 11 days before the election because he was primarily concerned that if he concealed the renewed investigation, it would make her an "illegitimate president". The book adheres closely to Comey's public testimony and written statements about his contacts with Trump and his own growing concern about Trump's integrity.

Trump is not thrilled by Comey's book and A Higher Loyalty's recent publicity surge. The surge in pre-orders appeared to come because of a series of tweets from Trump attacking Comey and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

Mueller is looking into whether Trump has sought to obstruct the Russian Federation probe, and Comey could be a key witness on that front.

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Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was sacked last month, days before his retirement, following an internal review that accused him of being untruthful about his role in the leaking of damaging information on the Clinton email investigation.

He compares Trump's need for loyalty to that of a mob boss, claims that Trump repeatedly asked him to disprove lewd claims about him that surfaced in the so-called Steele dossier, and repeated the accusation that Trump told him to back off an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Copies of the book were obtained by news outlets on Thursday.

"It was all, 'What can we say about what they did and how it effects the election that we just had, '" Comey said.

"Comey said the dossier's allegations had not been verified by the time he left the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It's possible, but I don't know", Comey told ABC's George Stephanopoulos.

According to Comey, no one in the room that day asked what next steps should be taken to stop the Russians from executing a similar operation in the future.

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