William & Mary students grill former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey at town hall

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"Do you think there's any credence to the president's claim that you broke the law when you released your memos?" asked WIlliam and Mary senior Evelyn Lawhorn, referring to memos about his conservations with Trump that Comey gave to a friend after he was sacked.

There's been a lot of heated remarks between Comey and President Donald Trump since last May, when Comey was sacked.

When the former Director was asked if he believed the President possesses the moral and mental capacities to effectively lead the armed forces, he said: "I don't believe he's morally fit to be president of the United States". And Trump, who has showed a knack for helping publications he despises, tweeted that Comey was an "untruthful slime ball".

"Coming here and learning about how Comey's actions affected the election, how his interactions with President Trump influenced the electorate, all the different interactions is fascinating to me", said sophomore Carter Trousdale.

Comey argues that Trump does not make decisions on the basis of philosophical, religious or logical considerations, but simply to assuage the deficiencies of his own character and emotional makeup.

"A Higher Loyalty" has been talked about for months and had an announced pre-release print run of 850,000 copies.

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Doors opened around 6 p.m. Wednesday.

"His style of conversation was a series of assertions about great things he had done", Comey said, describing one of his private meetings with Trump, in which he said the President made inappropriate demands for loyalty. He also repeated his book's description of Trump as "untethered" to truthfulness and its statement that Trump's White House style reminded him of the mob. "And so I hope they'll ask themselves that question and realize they have to look above those policy issues and think about what matters most in this country".

The president has additionally called Comey "shadey" [sic] and "the worst Federal Bureau of Investigation director in history".

Reviews have been mostly favorable, with The New York Times calling the book "impassioned" and "absorbing". "Some things I did".

Comey said he did try later in college to reach out to the classmate.