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 ComeyHannity's first book in 10 years debuts at No. 1 on Amazon This week: Negotiators hunt for coronavirus deal as August break looms FBI officials hid copies of Russia probe documents fearing Trump interference: book MORE is the reason President TrumpDonald John TrumpMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Trump camp considering White House South Lawn for convention speech: reports Longtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary MORE was elected, and suggested Comey has a “guilty conscience” over his handling of the investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Hill's Campaign Report: Even the Post Office is political now | Primary action tonight | Super PACS at war Should Biden consider a veteran for vice president? Biden leads Trump by nearly 40 points in California: poll 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) 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.