President Trump, ‘Slimy James Comey is a Real ‘Slimeball’
US President Donald Trump has dubbed sacked and disgraced former FBI Director James Comey a “slimeball” ahead of the publication of his new book.
President Trump’s morning Tweets came ahead of Mr. Comey’s interview with ABC broadcasted in full Sunday evening.
Sunday, President Trump pushed back again against the former FBI director’s claims that he sought his loyalty, saying it was “Just another of his many lies.”
He questioned Mr. Comey’s intelligence and place in history, writing, “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!”
He also suggested Mr. Comey should be imprisoned, saying, “how come he gave up Classified Information (jail), why did he lie to Congress (jail).” There is no indication Comey is under investigation for doing either.
Asked if the President wanted the Justice Department to investigate Mr. Comey spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on TV that she was not aware of a specific request, but “if they feel there was any wrongdoing, they should certainly look into that just as they do on a number of other topics.”
Mr. Comey is embarking on a public rollout of his book, “A Higher Loyalty,” which comes out Tuesday. In the book, Mr. Comey compares President Trump to a mafia don and calls his leadership of the country “ego driven and about personal loyalty.”
President Trump fired Mr. Comey in May 2017, setting off a scramble at the Justice Department that led to the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation. Mueller’s probe has expanded to include whether President Trump obstructed justice by firing Mr. Comey, a claim the President denies.
President Trump sacked Mr. Comey because of his handling of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-Mail practices and at the recommendation of the DOJ.
Many Democrats have accused Mr. Comey of politicizing the investigation.