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13 April, 2018, 02:01 | Author: Kim Reid
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James Comey has a book coming out and an accompanying "media blitz" starting Sunday-and the Republican National Committee, in turn, has its own plan to discredit the fired former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, according to CNN and ABC News, which have obtained copies of talking points the RNC prepared to distribute to "surrogates and allies" of President Trump. Two months before he would be named White House chief of staff, Kelly told Comey that he was "sick" over the firing, Comey writes in his new book A Higher Loyalty, according to a report in the Daily Beast. "It was smaller than mine, but did not seem unusually so", he continued. The White House reportedly signed off on the attack plan.

Comey's memoir could damage the reputations of Trump and some of his top aides, and the president's allies are scrambling to undercut Comey's account.

But some Republicans have abstained from publicly criticizing Comey before his book tour. Sen.

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Comey's firing set off a chain of events that have endangered Trump's presidency.

"Wow, watch Comey lie under oath to Senator G when asked 'have you ever been an anonymous source.or known someone else to be an anonymous source.?' He said strongly 'never, no.' He lied as shown clearly on @foxandfriends", the president tweeted March 18. I don't know what "go there" means exactly, but it already gets three snaps in Z-formation from me.

"Not how my house normally looks, " Comey wrote.

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As part of its effort, the RNC is also distributing talking points to Trump surrogates to further its case against Comey.

Stephanopoulos also brought up Comey's critics who wanted him to put Hillary Clinton before a grand jury, as well as asking him whether Trump "was obstructing justice" and if the president should be impeached. "Badly overstepped his bounds, " Clinton is quoted as saying of Comey. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., ("It would not be a bad thing for the American people if [Comey] did step down.").

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