Comey is the midst of a media tour to promote his book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership.
The dossier reported the existence of what is widely called "the pee tape" - alleging that the president paid two Russian hookers to urinate on each other in a hotel room. If we lose that, we've lost the rule of law, and so there's great danger in the president of the United States saying "You should be in jail".
The former FBI director said he still would've sent the letter reopening the investigation into the emails before the 2016 election, even though Clinton and her team blamed it for her loss. "They serve while they are the director, they learn confidences need to be kept, and when you start leaking things before you leave your office and now you write a book on it, it's a concern". "I think impeaching and removing Donald Trump from office would let the American people off the hook", he told Stephanopolous.
Indeed, Comey is far from the first person to notice that Trump rarely laughs.
"I think that they feel that they have to defend him, on a personal level", Lemon said in a recent podcast interview with conservative Jamie Weinstein.
Trump critics say that in addition to the Flynn request, the president has undertaken a series of questionable actions that create what they see as a mosaic of presidential obstruction.
On "Fox & Friends" - the president's favorite morning show - co-host Steve Doocy mocked ABC's "breathless" promotion of its Sunday night Comey special, gleefully noting that it drew fewer viewers than the Country Music Awards telecast on CBS and ABC's reboot of "Roseanne".
For all of his skewering assessments of Trump, Comey doesn't think that the solution is impeachment-because he believes that it's important for the American electorate to correct this abhorrent mistake themselves.
If Comey believes that in his heart, he isn't saying so, at least not publicly.
"Yes", said the veteran federal law-enforcement officer, who past year was removed from the leadership of the Federal Bureau of Investigation by Trump.
In the five-hour interview with anchor George Stephanopoulos - it has been transcribed online, if you're truly keen - Comey took aim at the president and responded to criticism of his handling of the Clinton email investigation.
In Sunday's interview, Comey also levied some insults about Trump's personal stature and features.
Trump expressed his dissatisfaction with those comments on Twitter.
"When you have witnesses going out into public and telling their stories, all kinds of things can happen", says Bill Yeomans, a legal scholar at the Washington-based advocacy group, Alliance for Justice. But more importantly, the President of the United States is calling for the imprisonment of a private citizen, as he's done for a whole lot of people who have criticized him.
Prostitutes aside, Comey says the president and his team were much less concerned about the national security threat of Russian election meddling. "Disgruntled, he, McCabe, and the others, committed many crimes!"
FILE - Former U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn departs U.S. District Court, where pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the United States, in Washington, Dec. 1, 2017.
Former FBI Director James Comey praised a Department of Justice inspector general report which triggered the firing of former deputy director Andrew McCabe in an interview on ABCNews Good Morning America.