Geraldo Rivera: Comey is the reason Trump is president
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Fox News host Geraldo Rivera argued Thursday that ex-FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyDOJ attorney looking into whether CIA withheld info during start of Russia probe: NYT Graham requests interviews with DOJ, FBI officials as part of probe into Russia investigation Raising the Barr isn't always the best way to combat corruption MORE is the reason President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump administration eyes proposal to block jet engine sales to China: report Trump takes track to open Daytona 500 Brazile 'extremely dismayed' by Bloomberg record MORE was elected, and suggested Comey has a “guilty conscience” over his handling of the investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe 'Palmetto Promise': South Carolina will decide the race Alabama Senate contender hits Sessions in new ad: 'Hillary still ain't in jail' Worries grow as moderates split Democratic vote MORE’s emails. 

“I think what people have to remember, particularly liberals and people on the left, is that James Comey is the reason Donald Trump is president,” Rivera said on Fox News's "The Five."

“I believe he did more to destroy Hillary Clinton’s candidacy than any other person on earth,” he continued. 

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He added that he believes some of Comey’s comments about Trump since his firing may have been “informed by his guilty conscience about destroying Hillary Clinton.”

The first excerpts from Comey’s upcoming book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership," were released on Thursday. The passages provided his first extensive public recounting of the events surrounding the 2016 election and his brief time in the Trump administration.

In the book, Comey compares Trump's mentality to that of a mafia boss, and comments on his physical appearance.

He also expresses some regret over how he handled the investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of State, saying he's sorry he couldn't do a better job explaining why he made the decisions he made in the disclosing the probe.

Trump fired Comey last May. His ouster from the FBI led to the appointment of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE to lead the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign.