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Politics Trump complains Comey can ‘leak and lie’ while Flynn was ‘totally destroyed’

14:20  20 april  2018
14:20  20 april  2018 Source:   thehill.com

Trump: McCabe 'totally controlled' by Comey

  Trump: McCabe 'totally controlled' by Comey President Trump blasted former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Friday as a liar who was "totally controlled by [former FBI Director James] Comey," following the release of a watchdog report that got McCabe fired.The Justice Department's inspector general concluded in a newly released report that McCabe had acted to further his own interests by leaking information about the FBI's investigation into the Clinton Foundation. The report also found that McCabe lied to Comey about who leaked information to the press."DOJ just issued the McCabe report - which is a total disaster.

President Trump on Friday morning complained that the success of “Shadey James Comey ’s” new book is not “really the way life in America is supposed So General Michael Flynn ’s life can be totally destroyed while Shadey James Comey can Leak and Lie and make lots of money from a third rate

President Trump defended his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn early Friday, saying his life has been “ totally destroyed ” while “shadey” James Comey can “ Leak and Lie ” and make “lots of money” from his “third rate book.”

Donald Trump, James Comey are posing for a picture© Provided by The Hill

President Trump on Friday morning complained that the success of "Shadey James Comey's" new book is not "really the way life in America is supposed to work."

Trump said in comparison to the former FBI director, former national security adviser Michael Flynn's life was "totally destroyed," implying that both men leaked and lied and only one has gotten away with it.

"So General Michael Flynn's life can be totally destroyed while Shadey James Comey can Leak and Lie and make lots of money from a third rate book (that should never have been written)," he tweeted. "Is that really the way life in America is supposed to work? I don't think so!"

Trump quipped about ‘putting reporters in jail’ in conversation with Comey

  Trump quipped about ‘putting reporters in jail’ in conversation with Comey President Trump and former FBI Director James Comey discussed during a meeting last year whether jailing reporters would be an effective way to stop staffers from leaking information, Comey wrote in a memo released Thursday. In a memo dated Feb. 19, 2017, Comey recounted that Trump shared concerns about leaks from within his administration. The president suggested jailing reporters "to find out what they know."Comey said he agreeIn a memo dated Feb. 19, 2017, Comey recounted that Trump shared concerns about leaks from within his administration. The president suggested jailing reporters "to find out what they know.

President Trump took to Twitter on Friday to complain that the life of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn , has been “ totally “So General Michael Flynn ’s life can be totally destroyed while Shadey James Comey can Leak and Lie and make lots of money from a third rate book (that

“So General Michael Flynn ’s life can be totally destroyed while Shadey James Comey can Leak and Lie and make lots of money from a third-rate book (that should never have been written),” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Flynn was fired last year for lying to Vice President Biden regarding his communication with Russian officials. Trump also fired Comey last year for reasons that have since shifted, but at the time were related to alleged mismanagement.

Comey claims that Trump, in private conversation with him before he was fired, asked him about "letting this go" in reference to the investigation into Flynn.

The ongoing feud between Trump and Comey peaked this week with the release of Comey's book "A Higher Loyalty" as well as Thursday night's release of the memos Comey wrote during his time as FBI director describing his interaction with Trump.

Trump has railed against Comey and charged him with leaking material because he previously provided an unclassified memo to a friend who then gave it to The New York Times. Comey says he did so in order to trigger the appointment of a special counsel in the Russia probe.

Flynn has since pleaded guilty of lying to the FBI and is now cooperating with Robert Mueller's special counsel probe.

Comey plays defense on FBI memo release, denies being a leaker .
Former FBI Director James Comey, in a Thursday interview with Fox News, defended sharing his memos about conversations with President Trump, while denying it was a “leak.” “That memo was unclassified then,” Comey told anchor Bret Baier during an appearance on “Special Report.” “It's still unclassified. It's in my book. The FBI cleared that book before it could be published.”Comey admitted sharing his memos with his friend, Columbia University law professor Daniel Richman, who leaked the contents to the media.

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