Trump bashes Comey as 'slippery' ahead of book release

Nellie Chapman
April 15, 2018

10 p.m. PT. Trump's morning tweet comes ahead of Comey's interview with ABC to be broadcast in full on Sunday evening.

US President Donald Trump has unleashed a torrent of rage against former FBI Director James Comey, calling him "slippery", insisting he never asked him for loyalty and labelling him "the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!"

Trump took aim at one excerpt from the memoir, "A Higher Loyalty", that has circulated in the media in recent days, in which Comey admitted it was "possible" his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails was swayed by polls that showed she was likely to win the 2016 presidential election.

That fury was clearly in response to Comey's widely-leaked but unreleased new book "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership" in which the former law enforcement official describes the president's life as "a cocoon of alternative reality" and Trump himself as "untethered to truth".

Depending on where you get your news, former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey is either a "weak and untruthful slime ball" or author of "the most devastating, contemporaneous takedown of a sitting president in modern history."U".

"And in fact when I made a decision to just do it, I said to myself, I said 'you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won, '" said the president. Clinton has blamed Comey for her loss. Trump also said in what so far has been the final tweet.

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In the book Comey compares President Donald Trump to a mob boss, mocks the president's clothing, mocks the president's hands and even mocks the president's height.

Comey said he cautioned Trump against ordering an investigation into a salacious intelligence dossier alleging an 2013 encounter with prostitutes in Moscow.

But Comey wrote in his book he found her position "very unusual", as she did not fully recuse herself. He writes that then-Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly - now Trump's chief of staff - offered to quit out of disgust at how Comey was dismissed.

Trump's tweets included numerous allegations that are unproven and unverified. While Comey does not outline the details of the information - and says he didn't see indications of Lynch inappropriately influencing the investigation - he says it anxious him that the material could be used to attack the integrity of the probe and the FBI's independence. "Was (Lynch) promised a Supreme Court seat, or AG, in order to lay off Hillary. No golf and grandkids talk (give us all a break)!" tweeted Trump.

Trump, who criticized Comey repeatedly before and after he fired him, denounced him on Twitter on Friday: "James Comey is a proven LEAKER & LIAR", he said.

"I have been very loyal to you, very loyal, " Trump told him, according to the book.

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