President Trump wanted James Comey to investigate the infamous "pee tape" allegations - to reassure Melania that he hadn't actually paid Russian hookers to urinate on a hotel bed, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief claims in his upcoming book. Kelly told Comey that he "intended to quit" because he "didn't want to work for dishonorable people, " according to Comey's account. But Comey encouraged Kelly to stay on, telling him that Trump, more than other presidents, needed to be surrounded by principled people. Later, he asks Comey point blank whether or not Trump should be impeached. Many Democrats, meanwhile, are hopeful that new revelations will further bolster a case for the president's impeachment.
The president replied that he "might be right" - but kept asking him to consider the idea, and said he would as well, according to Comey.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at a "celebration of military mothers" event at the White House. "I said it was up to him".
But some Republicans have abstained from publicly criticizing Comey before his book tour. Sen.
In recent weeks, Trump has continued to attack Comey on Twitter, and Comey has suggested he will have his say through his book. And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not, " Comey said in a tweet last month. "One chair for George, one for me".
Republicans are attempting to portray Comey as a liar and political operative with no credibility.
The book will be released on April 17.
The political contradictions surrounding Comey are underscored by how such a central part of the Republican plan is built around reminding Americans of how Democrats had disdain for him, particularly those from the Clinton campaign.
An old quotation from Clinton is prominently displayed on the "Lyin'Comey" website, with Trump's former Democratic rival saying that Comey "badly overstepped his bounds".More news: Kevin Durant to Opt-Out and Re-Sign With Golden State