Former FBI director James Comey has unleashed on Donald Trump in his latest television interview, describing the US President as someone who will “stain everyone around him”.
Appearing on ABC News in America, Mr Comey said that was the challenge faced by the Trump administration.
“The question is, how much stain is too much stain and how much stain eventually makes you unable to accomplish your goal of protecting the country and serving the country?” he told anchor George Stephanopoulos.
He also said it was possible that Russia was holding something over Mr Trump.
“These are more words I never thought I’d utter about a president of the United States, but it’s possible,” he said.
“I wish I wasn’t saying it, but it’s just — it’s the truth.”
Mr Comey is currently promoting his new tell-all book, which is reportedly highly critical of Mr Trump. It is due to be released later this week.
Earlier today, Mr Trump described Mr Comey on Twitter as a “slippery” and unintelligent man who was “the worst FBI director in history”.
“[He] always ends up badly and out of whack,” he tweeted.
More to come.