>> A searing memoir by former FBI Director James Comey went on sale Tuesday, the hotly anticipated account by the man fired by Donald Trump, receiving even more scrutiny, after Comey's blunt and scathing interviews in the run-ups to the books release. Comey told USA Today, this about the President.
>> I actually believe he's morally unfit to be President.>> Comey was fired in May last year as the FBI was probing possible connections between Trump's 2016 and alleged interference in the U.S. election. In Comey's book, the former FBI director said he was troubled by Trump's praise for Russian president Vladimir Putin.
>> At least in my experience, he won't criticize Vladimir Putin. Even in private, and that struck me, because I can understand why a president might want to. It's important to have a good relationship, even with adversaries, why a president might not wanna criticize publicly another leader. But privately, sitting with the person in charge of countering the Russia threat in the United States.
Privately not being willing to do that, that always struck me.>> Trump's decision to fire Comey led the justice department to appoint special council Robert Muller, to take over the FBI's probe into alleged Russian interference and collusion. Russia denies meddling in the election, and Trump has called accusations of collusion a witch hunt.
>> Did you watch the interview Mr. President? Did you watch James Comey's interview? The White House and the Republican National Committee went on the offensive against Comey before the book landed on shelves. The president on Monday again attacked Comey on Tweeter saying, he committed many crimes! Trump provided no evidence to back up that claim.
Comey's book tour continues this week. He'll sit down with comedian Stephen Colbert on the late show, Tuesday night.