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war of words escalates between president and former fbi director

the verbal war between former fbi director james b. comey and the president who fired him took a dramatic escalation sunday, as comey denounced president trump as "morally unfit" and a "stain" on those around him and trump suggested the former fbi chief should be imprisoned.in an extraordinary interview with abc, comey called trump a habitual liar, likened the president to a mob boss and said he thinks it is possible that the president is in fact compromised by russian intelligence.advertisementasked in the interview whether he thought russia "has something" on trump, comey said: "i think it's possible. i don't know."these are more words i never thought i'd utter about a president of the united states, but it's possible," he told the interviewer, abc anchor george stephanopoulos."it is stunning" that the possibility can't be ruled out, "and i wish i wasn't saying it, but it's just — it's the truth," he said.the interview is the first comey has given since his firing by trump last may, and it comes during a publicity blitz for his book, "a higher loyalty: truth, lies and leadership," which is scheduled for release tuesday and is already a bestseller.though the interview added few new facts to what comey said in congressional testimony last year, it was striking for the detail of his recollections and his rough language about the president. the network released a transcript of the entire five-hour interview.asked about trump's mental condition, comey s...