Trump humiliated after Twitter tirade against 'slimeball' James Comey's new book

16 April, 2018, 02:15 | Author: Kim Reid
  • Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch  AP file

The President also called him the "WORST FBI Director in history, by far" and claimed he "hardly even knew this guy" in a series of five tweets over an hour on Sunday.

The tirade followed news accounts of Comey's book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership", which paints a deeply unflattering picture of Trump, comparing him to a mob boss who stresses personal loyalty over the law and has little regard for morality or truth.

Hillary Clinton was expected to win the White House race when then-FBI Director James Comey (r.) ordered another investigation into her email use.

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Comey told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos in an interview with 20/20to be aired Sunday evening that his decision to publicly announce the FBI had reopened its investigation into Clinton's emails just days before the election was likely influenced by the fact that he thought she would win.

It's the first sit-down, televised interview Comey has given since he was sacked by President Donald Trump a year ago and the first in a series of interviews he will sit for in the coming weeks.

Donald Trump has yet again branded James Comey a "slime ball" - hours before an interview with the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director is broadcast.

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Earlier, US President Donald Trump himself had a few unflattering remarks to make about Comey on Twitter.

In fact, Trump has struggled to find lawyers to handle Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election and any potential coordination with Trump's campaign, and investigators in NY say they took Cohen's materials in the Monday raid because his communications with clients could be part of the commission of a crime. 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. The Comey and McCabe memos are very real. 3. Trump tweets: "It was my great honor to fire him".

Trump references a meeting that Bill Clinton - whom he calls "Wild Bill" - and Lynch had on a Phoenix tarmac in July 2016 that was seen as questionable, as Lynch was leading the investigation into Hillary Clinton. Lynch accepted Comey's recommendation not to charge Clinton. He publicly wondered whether she had been promised a Supreme Court seat or to become attorney general to "lay off Hillary". His &Fa-Ke and ldquo; memos & rdquo; are serving!

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His returns of two for 17 were one of the key reasons behind the impressive performance of Hyderabad against Rajasthan . There was no sting in the tail despite Jos Buttler's presence as Rashid did him with a googly and the rest dawdled.

Mr Comey, who was appointed by Barack Obama in 2013, has kept quiet about his time under Mr Trump for almost a year, with the interview and book finally breaking his silence. "No golf and grandkids talk (give us all a break)!" tweeted Trump.

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