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Politics Trump Launches Full-on Tweetstorm About 'Slippery' James Comey

16:55  15 april  2018
16:55  15 april  2018 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Donald Trump resumed a full -throated attack on James Comey , hours before the FBI director he fired in May will appear in a network television “ 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!”

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - US President Donald Trump resumed a full -throated attack on Mr James Comey , hours before the FBI director he fired in May will appear in a network television interview ahead of the release of a book that describes the president in unfavourable terms.

President Donald Trump gestures as he addresses a Faith & Freedom policy luncheon, on June, 08, 2017 in Washington, DC. © Bill O'Leary President Donald Trump gestures as he addresses a Faith & Freedom policy luncheon, on June, 08, 2017 in Washington, DC.

(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump resumed a full-throated attack on James Comey, hours before the FBI director he fired in May will appear in a network television interview ahead of the release of a book that describes the president in unfavorable terms.

“I never asked Comey for Personal Loyalty. I hardly even knew this guy. Just another of his many lies. His ‘memos’ are self serving and FAKE!” Trump said on Twitter early Sunday, one of five Comey-related tweets of the morning.

“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 also said in what so far has been the final tweet.

Trump again calls Comey a 'slimeball'

  Trump again calls Comey a 'slimeball' President Donald Trump is again calling former FBI Director James Comey a "slimeball" ahead of the publication of his new book. Trump's morning tweet comes ahead of Comey's interview with ABC to be broadcast in full on Sunday evening.In an excerpt shown Saturday, Comey says his belief that Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 presidential election was a factor in his decision to disclose the investigation into her emails.In his tweet, Trump says: "Unbelievably, James Comey states that Polls, where Crooked Hillary was leading, were a factor in the handling (stupidly) of the Clinton Email probe.

Donald Trump launched a full -throated attack on James Comey , hours before the FBI director he fired in May will appear in a network television interview tied to the release of a book that describes the president in unfavorable terms.

Donald Trump resumed a full -throated attack on James Comey , hours before the FBI director he fired in May will appear in a network television “ 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’s tweet storm comes ahead of a highly anticipated interview with Comey on ABC News to be broadcast on Sunday night. Comey will discuss his memoir, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership,” which is scheduled for release on Tuesday.

Comey, who ran the Federal Bureau of Investigations for almost four years, portrays the president in the book as a liar, dumb and rude, and he compares elements of Trump’s behavior to that of a Mafia boss.

‘Uncomfortable’ Dinner

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.

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Trump in Tweetstorm Says ` Slippery ' James Comey Deserves `Jail'. (Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump launched a full -throated attack on James Comey , hours before the FBI director he fired in May will appear in a network television interview tied to the release of a book that describes the

Donald Trump resumed a full -throated attack on James Comey , hours before the FBI director he fired in May will appear in a network television interview ahead of the release of a book that describes the

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.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday that Comey has a “credibility problem” and that firing him will go down as one of Trump’s greatest achievements. Sunday, on ABC’s “This Week,” she said it was clear that Comey was a “leaker” by his own admission and “there is such a huge bipartisan consensus that James Comey doesn’t have credibility and shouldn’t have been leading the FBI any longer.”

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday that Comey is a man of integrity “as far as I know,” while adding that “I don’t know the guy.”

Asked whether Comey is someone he would describe as a slime ball -- a term Trump has used twice in tweets this week -- Ryan said in an interview broadcast Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that “I don’t speak like that. I don’t use words like that.”

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Trump in Tweetstorm Says ` Slippery ' James Comey Deserves `Jail'. (Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump launched a full -throated attack on James Comey , hours before the FBI director he fired in May will appear in a network television interview tied to the release of a book that describes the president in

President Trump called James Comey , the former F.B.I. director, a “slime ball” for the second time this week. It was one of numerous disparaging comments Mr. Trump made about Mr. Comey on Twitter on Sunday morning.CreditTom Brenner/The New York Times.

In other tweets on Sunday, Trump bemoaned what he termed the end of attorney-client privilege after a raid on the office of his personal lawyer, and he criticized the media for seizing on his use of the term “mission accomplished” to describe Friday night’s air strikes on Syria.

“The Syrian raid was so perfectly carried out, with such precision, that the only way the Fake News Media could demean was by my use of the term ‘Mission Accomplished,”’ Trump said on Twitter. “I knew they would seize on this but felt it is such a great Military term, it should be brought back. Use often!”

--With assistance from Jennifer Jacobs

To contact the reporter on this story: Ros Krasny in Washington at rkrasny1@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Craig Gordon at cgordon39@bloomberg.net, Ros Krasny, Mark Niquette

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Comey won't answer whether US would have been better off if Clinton had won .
Former FBI Director James Comey on Thursday said he couldn't answer whether the country would be better off if Hillary Clinton had defeated President Trump in the 2016 election. "That hypothetical is too hard for me to go back in time and answer," Comey said on CNN's "The Lead.""I think we have the current president who was - in my view was legitimately elected, is serving as president," Comey said. "The question is, is he adher"That hypothetical is too hard for me to go back in time and answer," Comey said on CNN's "The Lead.

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