The comments were made in Comey's first interview since writing his book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership", which is scheduled for release Tuesday. "And bad things happen in forest fires", Comey said.
Trump has denied having asked Comey for his loyalty.
Women believe Comey over Trump 54-25 per cent and nonwhites pick Comey over Trump 63-15 per cent. "I hope folks read the whole thing and find it useful", Comey said, without detailing which president would serve as the "counterpoint". "And that's not a policy statement", Mr Comey said. "Again, I don't care what your views are on guns or immigration or taxes". "And that-that morning we were making that decision, she asked, 'Should you consider that what you're about do to may help elect Donald Trump president?'" he added.
Mr Comey said in the exclusive interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, which aired at 10 p.m. on Sunday, that it is "possible, but I don't know" whether Russian Federation has evidence to back up the allegations about Trump's Moscow trip. But he said Trump's moral qualifications were lacking.
"The president is very confounded the that this person is always able to divert the spotlight to him", Conway said.
"I think it's possible". She also said that Comey never raised any concerns with her regarding the email investigation. "I wish I wasn't saying it, but it's the truth".
In his book, Comey likens Trump to a dishonest, ego-driven mob boss and says he demanded the then Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's personal pledge of loyalty - a damning account that has infuriated the president at a moment of intensifying legal pressure on other fronts.
"He had impressively coiffed hair.it looks to be all his", he said.
Comey said in the interview broadcast Sunday night that Trump is "morally unfit" for office.
At the time, Comey said, his team advised him there was no way to go through the trove of new emails by Election Day and he agonized over the decision to make their existence known so close to the national vote. The President of the United States may be being blackmailed by a hostile foreign power.
"I still wanted her to win, and I know I have a bias because I love my husband and I trust him". Comey asked referring to Trump's actions.
He said Sessions responded by not meeting his gaze, darting his eyes around, and letting Comey know he was on his own. I can not say that. And that me caught me so much by surprise I actually let out an audible laugh and- 'cause it was just one of those- I was startled by it'.
The interview, to coincide with the release of Mr Comey's memoir, did provide plenty to entertain.
"I don't remember consciously thinking about that, but it must have been", Comey told Stephanopoulos. "I knew my husband was".
Comey said they should have conveyed that what she did was more than just an ordinary mistake, but was not criminal behaviour. "His "memos" are self serving and FAKE!"