President Trump launched a new Twitter fusillade at ex-FBI chief James Comey on Sunday morning, again calling the former top federal law enforcement official a “slimeball” and ridiculing his actions surrounding the federal investigation of Trump’s defeated presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Trump’s tweets included a raft of unsubstantiated allegations against Comey, complete with suggestions that the former FBI director be jailed. 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.”
Comey’s new book, replete with highly unflattering characterizations of Trump, is garnering wide attention in advance of its release. The president’s tweets — which also targeted Loretta Lynch, the attorney general under Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama — came hours before a lengthy interview with the ex-FBI head was to air on ABC Sunday night.
In his book, Comey acknowledged that he might have been influenced by the assumption that Clinton would win the 2016 election when he spoke publicly about the investigation shortly before the vote, writing that he feared her presidency would be tainted if he did not fully air allegations against her.
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Unbelievably, James Comey states that Polls, where Crooked Hillary was leading, were a factor in the handling (stupidly) of the Clinton Email probe. In other words, he was making decisions based on the fact that he thought she was going to win, and he wanted a job. Slimeball!
The big questions in Comey’s badly reviewed book aren’t answered like, how come he gave up Classified Information (jail), why did he lie to Congress (jail), why did the DNC refuse to give Server to the FBI (why didn’t they TAKE it), why the phony memos, McCabe’s $700,000 & more?
Comey throws AG Lynch “under the bus!” Why can’t we all find out what happened on the tarmac in the back of the plane with Wild Bill and Lynch? Was she promised a Supreme Court seat, or AG, in order to lay off Hillary. No golf and grandkids talk (give us all a break)!
The former FBI chief likened Trump in his book to a Mafia chieftain and asserted that the president is “untethered” to truthfulness. In a later tweet Sunday morning, Trump called Comey a liar for asserting that Trump, in an uncomfortable private dinner, had demanded personal loyalty from him.
Trump also took to Twitter on Sunday morning to complain about media coverage of his use of the term “Mission Accomplished” to describe U.S.-led missile strikes on Syrian military targets in retaliation for an alleged chemical strike on Syrian civilians by forces loyal to President Bashar Assad. The phrase is widely associated with former President George W. Bush’s premature 2003 claim of victory in the Iraq war.
In praising the raid carried out in concert with Britain and France, Trump wrote “Mission Accomplished” is “such a great Military term, it should be brought back.”