Trump flails at Comey in litany of distorted, contradictory tweets

Trump flails at Comey in litany of distorted, contradictory tweets

Trump flails at Comey in litany of distorted, contradictory tweets

Comey acknowledged in congressional testimony past year that after he was sacked he helped leak his personal, but unclassified, memos of his conversations with Trump to a reporter.

He compares Trump's insistence on a "silent circle of assent" to the code observed in the Mafia crime family that Comey helped bust as a young prosecutor in New York City.

Former FBI Director James Comey blasts President Donald Trump as unethical and "untethered to truth" in a sharply critical new book.

About 15 minutes later, Trump blasted Comey for leaving many questions unanswered.

Speaking with reporters at the White House, presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway said Comey "seems like a disgruntled ex-employee; after all, he was sacked". "Again, very odd", Comey wrote.

"The President will have his say, either through those of us who do speak on his behalf or on his own", said presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway on Friday.

The allegation in Trump's tweets about Comey leaking classified information appears to be a reference to Comey passing along to a friend a memo about his interactions after Trump fired him.

Comey describes the president's many attempts at explaining away the dossier that alleges that Russians filmed Trump in 2013 interacting with prostitutes in Moscow.

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But Comey wrote in his book he found her position "very unusual", as she did not fully recuse herself.

On the verge of tears, #Comey told Obama, 'Boy, were those words I needed to hear.

They are certainly better written than Comey's certain bestseller, if excerpts like these are any indication: "His face appeared slightly orange with bright white half-moons under his eyes where I assumed he placed small tanning goggles, and impressively coifed, bright blond hair, which upon close inspection looked to be all his".

During his time as FBI Director, Comey was criticized by Democrats and Republicans alike.

Donald Trump asked James Comey to investigate the allegation that Vladimir Putin possessed a tape of the mogul engaging in erotic, urine-related activities on a hotel bed in Moscow - because he wanted to convince his wife that it wasn't true. While Comey does not outline the details of the information - and says he didn't see indications of Lynch inappropriately influencing the investigation - he says it anxious him that the material could be used to attack the integrity of the probe and the FBI's independence. She also took issue with some of Comey's personal commentary in the book, saying it was "no way to comport oneself after you're trying to prove that you have this quote, 'higher loyalty'". Republicans will say on this basis that if Democrats now seize on Comey's criticism of Trump, it's inconsistent.

"I picked you to be Federal Bureau of Investigation director because of your integrity and your ability", Comey recalls Obama saying. "We will forget about Comey but you will definitely go down as the worst president in history and that, "everyone" will remember", a social media user wrote.

Comey said he and Trump first met at the pre-inauguration intelligence briefing, and Trump asked him one question regarding the investigation into Russian interference: "You found there was no impact on the result, right?"

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