Paul Ryan on James Comey: 'I don't know the guy'

Trump calls for prosecuting 'untruthful slime ball' ex-FBI chief Comey

Trump calls for prosecuting 'untruthful slime ball' ex-FBI chief Comey

The decision made by the FBI leadership to look back into the Hillary Clinton email investigation shortly before the presidential election was affected by James Comey's faith in her impending victory, the agency's former director himself said during an exclusive interview with ABC News three days ahead of the release of his book titled A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.

"I never asked Comey for Personal Loyalty", tweeted Trump, who purportedly asked Comey for a loyalty pledge.

But Trump dedicated most of his morning to Comey, whom he called a "Slimeball!" in his first tweet, which is not his first use of that epithet in regards to Comey.

"Comey: Classified Info Would Have "Cast Serious Doubt" on Loretta Lynch Handling Clinton Investigation", blared a headline on the right-leaning website Daily Caller.

Trump abruptly fired Comey in May, and Trump's tweet summarizing his overall perspective on Comey comes as no surprise: "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!" "I think he should be left to do his job, and I don't think they're really contemplating this.

To draw us in", Comey writes in an excerpt cited by ABC. Comey's blockbuster book and accompanying media tour, which kicks off in primetime on Sunday, will also expose him to the watchful eye of Trump allies and defense lawyers ready to exploit any inconsistencies in his accounts to their clients' benefit.

"The president said, 'I need loyalty, I expect loyalty.' I didn't move, speak, or change my facial expression in any way during the awkward silence that followed".

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.

In another, the president undertook a mini-review of Comey's memoir: "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?".

As Comey wrote, "What is happening now is not normal".

Comey writes that Trump and his advisers did not ask about whether there was any future threat of Russian interference and only seemed to focus on "how they could spin what we'd just told them".

The book adheres closely to Comey's public testimony and written statements about his contacts with Trump and his growing concern about Trump's integrity. Comey was also joined by NSA Director Mike Rogers, CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. I want you to know that nothing - nothing - has happened in the a year ago to change my view.' On the verge of tears, Comey told Obama, 'Boy, were those words I needed to hear.

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