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16 Apr 2018

Trump "morally unfit" to be US president: Former FBI director

Trump 'morally unfit' for office: Fired FBI chief

Donald Trump is "morally unfit" to be the President of the United States, former FBI director James Comey said during an ABC interview.

"I don't buy this stuff about him being mentally incompetent or early stages of dementia," Comey said of Trump.

"I don't think he's medically unfit to be president. I think he's morally unfit to be president," he said.

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Trump 'morally unfit' for office: Fired FBI chief

President must embody respect and adhere to the values: Comey

"Our President must embody respect and adhere to the values that are at the core of this country. The most important being truth. This President is not able to do that," the former FBI director said.

Comey was fired by Trump in May 2017

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Comey was fired by Trump in May 2017

Trump fired Comey in May 2017, citing the FBI's behavior in investigating Democrat Hillary Clinton and its probe into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia to tilt the 2016 presidential election.

Just 11 days before the election, Comey announced that the FBI would reopen an investigation into Clinton's possible misuse of a private email server while she was Secretary of State.

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