Obsessed: Trump Attacks 'Slippery' Comey, 'Badly Reviewed' Bestseller

  • Obsessed: Trump Attacks 'Slippery' Comey, 'Badly Reviewed' Bestseller

Obsessed: Trump Attacks 'Slippery' Comey, 'Badly Reviewed' Bestseller

Mr Comey, who stands at a tall 6ft8, describes his first impressions of President Trump. That critic is not just any critic-it's Michiko Kakutani, the former chief book critic at the paper.

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He compares Trump to a mafia don, demanding loyalty oaths, immoral and "untethered to truth". Or do you think neither of them are? 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.

"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 Federal Bureau of Investigation (why didn't they TAKE it), why the phony memos, McCabe's $700,000 & more?"

Trump held his fire on Twitter for a time but unleashed Friday morning while stewing over more coverage.

Trump, for his part, is said to be fuming about the book, and White House aides are angry over what they see as Comey's unnecessarily personal jabs at the president, the official said.

When asked if he would still release the letter if he knew that doing so would help elect Donald Trump, Comey said, "I would".

One, he attacks Comey personally, again calling him a "slime ball". Comey also revealed during the hearing that he documented his interactions with Trump because he was "concerned" that the President "might lie about the nature of our meeting".

With Comey's book to be published Tuesday, the Republican National Committee and Trump allies are lining up media appearances of their own in an attempt to discredit both the book and its author.

Comey's firing set in motion the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion by Trump's presidential campaign with Russians. I don't know. I honestly don't know.

The book also includes strikingly personal jabs at Trump that appear created to irritate the president. Comey told the outgoing president that he would brief Trump on the salacious details of the so-called Steele dossier.

Comey writes that he could not understand how Melania Trump could believe that her husband was capable of engaging in such urolagniac activities. I want you to know that nothing - nothing - has happened in the previous year to change my view.' On the verge of tears, Comey told Obama, 'Boy, were those words I needed to hear. The Democratic argument is that Comey's conduct toward Clinton was wrong - their argument is still the same on this front - and that Comey's current testimony about Trump's conduct has legitimate revelatory value.

"We find that Mr. Comey has a revisionist view of history and seems like a disgruntled ex-employee, afterall he was sacked", Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway added.