Excerpts from former FBI Director James Comey’s arriving memoir, and from an speak Comey gave to ABC News, set off a Sunday-morning tweetstorm of accusations, corrections and annotations from President Trump, including the weird avowal that “I frequency even knew this guy.”
In the Comey’s book, “A Higher Loyalty,” set to be published Tuesday, the former FBI executive sum countless meetings, embody some one-on-one with Trump, during which Comey claims the trainer was seeking his loyalty.
I never asked Comey for Personal Loyalty. we frequency even knew this guy. Just another of his many lies. His “memos” are self portion and FAKE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2018
In testimony to Congress after his banishment last year, Comey pronounced he made attendant memos about his conversations with Trump and described them to other tip FBI officials.
In the book, Comey tries to explain his motive for his argumentative announcement, just before the election, that the FBI had reopened the review into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state.
Comey told ABC he insincere Clinton would win and didn’t want her legitimacy sinister if the review came out after the election.
“Unbelievably, James Comey states that Polls, where Crooked Hillary was leading, were a cause in the doing (stupidly) of the Clinton Email probe,” Trump tweeted Sunday. “In other words, he was creation decisions formed on the fact that he suspicion she was going to win, and he wanted a job. Slimeball!”
But Comey’s preference to free the review on the eve of the choosing is what some Clinton supporters, and the claimant herself, trust cost her the presidency. Trump’s interpretation — that Comey was angling for a pursuit in a Clinton administration — seems to make no sense.
Trump also regenerated critique of a assembly former President Bill Clinton had with then Attorney General Loretta Lynch in Jun 2016, while the FBI’s examine of Hillary Clinton’s emails was underway.
“Comey throws AG Lynch ‘under the bus!’” Trump tweeted. “Why can’t we all find out what happened on the tarmac in the back of the craft with Wild Bill and Lynch? Was she betrothed a Supreme Court seat, or AG, in sequence to lay off Hillary. No golf and grandkids speak (give us all a break)!”
Trump also weighed in on what he described as “big questions” left unanswered by Comey’s discourse — and suggested Comey ought to be prosecuted.
The big questions in Comey’s badly reviewed book aren’t answered like, how come he gave up Classified Information (jail), because did he distortion to Congress (jail), because did the DNC exclude to give Server to the FBI (why didn’t they TAKE it), because the artificial memos, McCabe’s $700,000 more?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2018
Comey has never been rigourously indicted of fibbing to Congress or leaking personal information. He certified leaking his attendant memos to a New York Times reporter, though they were not suspicion to have contained any personal material.
The trainer punctuated his Twitter diatribe with a new adverse nickname for his former FBI director.
“Slippery James Comey, a male who always ends up badly and out of strike (he is not smart!), will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!” the trainer tweeted.
Comey, who has not responded publicly to Trump’s Twitter barbs, tweeted a deceptive matter compelling his discourse early Sunday afternoon.
My book is about reliable care draws on stories from my life lessons we schooled from others. 3 presidents are in my book: 2 assistance illustrate the values at the heart of reliable leadership; 1 serves as a counterpoint. we wish folks review the whole thing and find it useful.
— James Comey (@Comey) April 15, 2018
In the initial excerpts of Comey’s book published late last week, Comey describes Trump as “untethered to the truth,” likens him to a host boss, and recounts a assembly with the trainer in which the former FBI executive says Trump asked him to examine carnal allegations from the supposed dossier to oppose the claims to first lady Melania Trump.
“He brought up what he called the ‘golden showers thing’ … adding that it worried him if there was ‘even a 1 percent chance’ his wife, Melania, suspicion it was true,” Comey writes. “He just rolled on, unprompted, explaining because it couldn’t presumably be true, finale by observant he was meditative of seeking me to examine the claim to infer it was a lie. we pronounced it was up to him.”
“He said, you know, ‘If there’s even a 1 percent possibility my mother thinks that’s true, that’s terrible,‘” Comey told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an speak that is set to atmosphere in full on Sunday night. “And we remember thinking, ‘How could your mother think there’s a 1 percent possibility you were with prostitutes peeing on each other in Moscow?’ I’m a injured tellurian being, but there is literally 0 possibility that my mother would think that was true. So, what kind of matrimony to what kind of male does your mother think there’s only a 99 percent possibility you didn’t do that?”
Stephanopoulos asked Comey either believed Trump’s denial.
“Honestly, we never thoughts these difference would come out of my mouth, but we don’t know either the stream trainer of the United States was with prostitutes peeing on each other in Moscow in 2013,” Comey said. “It’s possible, but we don’t know.”
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