President Trump again lashed out at former FBI Director James Comey in a series of Sunday morning tweets, two days before Comey’s book comes out.
‘Slippery James Comey, a man who always ends up badly and out of whack (he is not smart!), will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!’ Trump said at one point.
At others, the president knocked down some of the claims Comey makes in his forthcoming book, ‘A Higher Loyalty,’ which hits bookshelves on Tuesday.
Former FBI Director James Comey got a number of Trump tweets aimed at him Sunday morning. His first broadcast interview will air tonight on ABC News
President Trump (left) photographed with then FBI Director James Comey (right). Trump has lashed out at Comey in recent days, as Comey’s book is about to be released
On Sunday morning, President Trump went on a tirade about former FBI Director James Comey, dedicating a number of tweets to the subject
Former FBI Director James Comey’s ‘A Higher Loyalty’ comes out Tuesday, though some news organizations have found the book at bookstores in advance
‘I never asked Comey for Personal Loyalty,’ Trump said. ‘I hardly even knew this guy. Just another of his many lies. His “memos” are self serving and FAKE!’
In the book, a copy of which was obtained by the Guardian, Comey writes about how working under the new president reminded him of his time ‘as a prosecutor against the mob.’
‘The boss in complete control. The loyalty oaths. The us-versus-them worldview,’ Comey said. ‘The lying about all things, large and small, in service to some code of loyalty that put the organization above morality and truth.’
Trump also took issue with the fact that Comey thought Hillary Clinton was going to win the 2016 race, and factored that in to his handling of the reopening of the email probe.
Comey’s letter to Congress 11 days before the election, in which he told lawmakers that the FBI was looking through another batch of Clinton’s emails, was one of the many reasons Clinton has given for losing the presidential race to Trump.
‘Unbelievably, James Comey states that Polls, where Crooked Hillary was leading, were a factor in the handling (stupidly) of the Clinton Email probe,’ Trump wrote Sunday.
‘In other words, he was making decisions based on the fact that he thought she was going to win, and he wanted a job,’ Trump suggested, ending the tweet by labeling Comey a ‘Slimeball!’
On Friday, Trump had gone on a tirade over Comey as well, calling him out as a ‘LEAKER & LIAR.’
‘Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the terrible job he did-until he was, in face fired,’ Trump said. ‘He leaked CLASSIFIED information, for which he should be prosecuted. He lied to Congress under OATH.’
‘He is a weak and untruthful slime ball who was, at time has proven, a terrible director of the FBI,’ Trump wrote.
Trump, under the belief that Hillary Clinton should have been prosecuted for mishandling classified information in her emails said Comey’s handling of the FBI case ‘will go down as one of the worst “botch jobs” in history,’ he said.
‘It was a great honor to fire James Comey!’ the president said.