"History has its eyes on us", he concluded.
"This Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders" design that "Ambition must ... counteract ambition, '" tweeted Comey.
Former CIA Director John Brennan went as far as calling Trump's statements "treasonous", while former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called it "a sad day for the world", and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, a CNN national security analyst, said Trump had "essentially capitulated".
The elections that Comey refers to are the midterm polls which will take place in the middle of Republican President Donald Trump's term.
"The Republican Party has left me and many others", ABC News's "Start Here" podcast reported Comey saying at the time. I need no better evidence than their new website - which I think is "Lyin Comey, ' maybe? - attacking me".
Trump has been criticized by dozens of lawmaker and former intelligence officials for his performance during a press conference with Putin Monday, when he offered his support of Putin's denial of Russian meddling and blamed both the US and Russia for the decline in relations between the two nations.
"I actually believe he's morally unfit to be president", Comey told USA TODAY after the release of his book, "A Higher Loyalty". It doesn't reflect values at all.
Comey's firing paved the way for the appointment of another former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief, Robert Mueller, as special counsel directed to investigate allegations of Russian interference into the 2016 USA election and interactions between foreign entities and the Trump campaign. It's transactional, it's ego-driven, it's in service to his ego.