Trump criticises ex-FBI chief Comey in new twitter tirade

  • Trump criticises ex-FBI chief Comey in new twitter tirade

Trump criticises ex-FBI chief Comey in new twitter tirade

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director is doing a series of media interviews before the release of his book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership", which news organizations have said paints a deeply unflattering picture of the president.

And Moss added to his comments: "Comey is still infinitely more credible than the president".

Trump's tweets came just hours before Comey's first TV interview, with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, was set to air on Sunday evening.

Trump called Comey a "slimeball" again and suggested he go to jail. Leaked excerpts have detailed Comey's mistrust of Trump, whom he describes as "ego driven" and "untethered to the truth".

Comey, who was sacked by Trump past year, acknowledged in the interview that his belief that Clinton would be elected president "was a factor" in his decision to reopen the email probe 11 days before the U.S. election, a development that Clinton blames for her surprise defeat.

Mr. Trump denied seeking a personal commitment of loyalty from Mr. Comey, whom he fired over what he said were concerns he was doing a poor job. Or do you think neither of them are?

Comey also reveals new details about his interactions with Trump and his own decision-making in handling the Hillary Clinton email investigation before the 2016 election.

Comey is promoting his new book to be released this week, Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership. So I've met him two or three times in two or three briefings. "I sat there thinking, Holy crap, they are trying to make each of us "amica nostra" - friend of ours".

Trump fired 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 Russian Federation investigation.

At the heart of this lack of variation in polls over time is that the issue of Comey vs. Trump has become purely partisan, making it hard to get people to change opinions once they're locked into their political tribe.

"No one, to my recollection, asked so what's coming next from the Russians, how might we stop it, what's the future look like", Comey said.

But James Clapper Jr., the director of national intelligence at the time, reminded them that intelligence officials had not yet determined that to be true.

So who do you think is more credible: Trump or Comey?

Todd asked, "Would you take him at his word?"

Just a week after Comey's firing, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed special counsel Robert Mueller, himself a former FBI director, to oversee an investigation of the president about possible connections to Russian Federation and any related issues such as obstruction of justice.