"A person who sees moral equivalence in Charlottesville, who talks about and treats women like they're pieces of meat, who lies constantly about matters big and small and insists the American people believe it, that person's not fit to be president of the United States, on moral grounds, " Comey said in an interview preceding the release of his book Higher Loyalty on Tuesday.
"I think he's morally unfit to be president", Comey said, in his first televised interview since being fired in May previous year.
Anderson continued that "the biggest thing that bothers me about the interview itself is that Jim is talking about some of the issues he discussed with the president in confidence, thats a little shocking...that the former head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation would do that". "And then, when the F.B.I. interviewed him about it, he lied about it", Comey said.
"Values matter", Comey said.
Lynch also says that Comey never raised any concerns with her regarding the email investigation.
Comey says Trump brought up the subject unprompted during a White House dinner on January 27, 2017, saying, "If there's even a 1 percent chance my wife thinks that's true, that's bad".
Comey however dismissed claims that Trump was medically unfit to hold office.
When asked if he thinks Trump is unfit for office, Comey was quick to say yes - because he sees Trump as "morally unfit".
Speaking to reporters on Air Force One, Sanders said Comey was "a self-admitted leaker".
"I learned from my wife long ago that when something bad happens, you should try to make something good come from it", Comey said, referring to the loss of a young son to a preventable infection.
Trump's latest Twitter broadside was part of a series of attacks by Republicans and the White House against Comey, who they have attempted to discredit and paint as a disgruntled employee.
Comey told USA TODAY that he did not consult Mueller about the timing of the book's publication. "He was very emotional and said he had seen the news and that he meant to resign because he wouldn't work for people who would treat someone like me in such a dishonorable way and that he was gonna quit".
While much of the president's invective about the investigation - conducted first by the FBI and then by special counsel Robert Mueller - centers on the opposition dossier, Comey told ABC News that "the investigation was triggered entirely separately from the Steele dossier".
Stephanopoulos pushed him on the question, saying "That's stunning".
In July of 2016, Comey announced that he wasn't recommending charges against Clinton, but stated that Clinton and her aides were "extremely careless" in their handling of classified information. "So on the one hand you're inclined to like him automatically-or at least I am because I'm contrarian like that-but on the other hand, he's so self-aggrandizing and so self-righteous and such a moralizer that I think he really does a disservice to both himself and the institutions that he ostensively used to represent".