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Comey's Answers (Part I) #1123896

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Come introduced. {7:01} Graduate student Zachary Smith asks if President Trump has the moral & mental capacity to lead the armed forces. [COMEY - says Trump is morally unfit to lead the US; adds the questions Trump asked him at dinner were not appropriate.] {7:05} Senior Evelyn Lawhorn asks if his memos broke the law. [COMEY - says he sent memos to law professor Dan Richman & a bunch of memos about Trump, some classified, some not; adds he made a judgment about what was classified & they were not leaked.] {7:09} Senior Victoria Lopez asks if Comey is fit to teach a course on ethics at William & Mary. [COMEY - says he acted appropriately with the memos; adds he joked.] {7:10} Junior Julia Wicks asks what if "pee" tapes {about Trump in Russia} were leaked. [COMEY - says it is not a question he will answer; adds it is significance Trump lied about being in Russia.] {7:12} Professor Carl Friedrichs asks about the possibility of Trump money laundering through Russian businesses. [COMEY - says he was struck that Trump does not criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin; adds he was also struck by Trump having no questions about threats from Russia with Putin being a killer.] {7:15} Senior Daniel Powers asks whether his announcement cost Hillary Clinton the election & should he have disclosed the Trump-Russia investigation. [COMEY - says a small group of Americans {not including Trump} may have been connected to Russia; adds the differences between the Clinton investigation & the counter-intelligence investigation of Americans & Russia interfering in the election in 2016; why be judged to be transparent on Clinton.] {7:22} Senior Emily Holtzman asks whether politics entered into his decision on announcing his decision on Clinton. [COMEY - says he could not conceal his choice; adds his decision-making process, his view of the elections as being between two bad choices & why Clinton would have been a better choice as president, why he did not think about "President Clinton" firing him.] {7:26} Senior Emma White asks about ethical leaders & Trump's style of leadership. [COMEY - says leaders have to be ethical in making decisions of lasting value & how Trump has no "external reference points"; adds Trump wanted affirmation in their conversations, the significance of Trump never laughing: insecurity.] {7:31} Sophomore Abhi Chadgha asks about the Trump government's view of government institutions. [COMEY - says they viewed the institutions of justice with contempt; adds the institutions are too strong to be destroyed: a "deep culture", not a "deep state."] {7:35} Junior Brian Connelly asks about his nickname for Trump. [COMEY - says he has no nickname for him: he is president of the United States; adds why he wrote the book: he had a perspective, why he did not respond when the president asked inappropriate questions, explains how he was bullied as a kid & then bullied a boy as a student here.]
Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson
Duration:
00:38:50

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