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Trump Again Calls Comey A 'Slimeball'

15 April 2018

Comey, who was sacked by Republican President Donald Trump last May, is doing a series of media interviews that coincide with the release next week of his book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership".

And Moss added to his comments: "Comey is still infinitely more credible than the president".

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".

Trump renewed his attacks on Comey on Sunday morning, calling him a "Slimeball" and accusing him of "many lies".

Comey describes the president's many attempts at explaining away the dossier that alleges that Russians filmed Trump in 2013 interacting with prostitutes in Moscow.

"Look. I'm not going to try and help sell some books here", Ryan responded, maintaining during the exchange that he did not know the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director well. Trump also sought to rebut Comey's claim that he had demanded personal loyalty, insisting in a tweet that "I hardly even knew this guy". Or do you think neither of them are?

Trump kicked off his tirade by referencing reports that Comey discloses in his book that Hillary Clinton's lead in 2016 election polling may have influenced Comey's handling of the FBI's investigation into Clinton's email server.

Trump goes on Twitter rant against Comey ahead of explosive interview
When asked if he would still release the letter if he knew that doing so would help elect Donald Trump , Comey said, "I would". Trump's campaign and business associates, and Russian interference in the 2016 election. "It's possible, but I don't know".

The Republican National Committee has started an effort to discredit Comey on social media, in digital advertising, and through a website, lyincomey.com, ahead of the release of the book.

The thought of having dinner alone with Trump at the White House made Comey "deeply uncomfortable", he writes in the book, because he feared that the president wanted to compromise the FBI's integrity and independence and was waging "an effort to establish a patronage relationship" with him.

Asked if he would bring legislation to the floor protecting special counsel Robert Mueller, Mr. Ryan said, "I don't think it's necessary".

Trump fired Comey in May 2017, setting off a scramble at the Justice Department that led to the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel overseeing the Russian Federation investigation.

In a remarkable look back, Comey says he was deciding "in an environment where Hillary Clinton was sure to be the next president". The network has been promoting the interview with enticing bits of information, including Stephanopoulos revealing that Comey compares Trump to a "mob boss." In a Monmouth University poll last May, the numbers were almost identical with 10% of Democrats approving of Trump's to fire Comey compared with 74% of Republicans. Ryan said, however, he had met Comey only a few times.

In the book, Comey wrote that Trump raised the intelligence dossier with him at least four times during meetings after Trump took office in January, according to the Washington Post, which obtained a copy.

Trump Again Calls Comey A 'Slimeball'