Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

President Trump again calls James Comey a 'slimeball' ahead of new book

President Trump again calls James Comey a 'slimeball' ahead of new book

Comey, who ran the Federal Bureau of Investigation for nearly four years, portrays the president in the book as a liar, dumb and rude, and he compares elements of Trump's behaviour to that of a mafia boss.

In addition watching the interview on television, it can be streamed with a cable subscription or viewed on Hulu with a subscription. 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'". The full Comey-Stephanopoulos interview airs on Sunday night at 10 PM ET on ABC.

"Two or three briefings is about what I had with James Comey".

In a subsequent exchange, Ryan reiterated his view that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III ought to be left to complete his investigation into the Trump orbit.

"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".

But the president returned to the subject repeatedly, Comey reports, asking him to "lift the cloud" and corroborate the presidential denials of various sexual accusations.

"As far as I know".

Trump has denied any such collusion and reportedly has considered firing Mueller, as well as Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein out of anger over the probe.

"I don't remember consciously thinking about that, but it must have been because I was operating in a world where Hillary Clinton was going to beat Donald Trump, and so I'm sure that it was a factor", Comey said. 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.

That partisan split creates an overall picture today of 14 percentage points more Americans disapproving (47%) than approving (33%) of Trump's decision to fire Comey.

"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.

On October 28 that same year however, mere days before the election, then-Director of the FBI James Comey sent a letter to congress declaring that the agency would be looking back at the email investigation.

Comey, who was appointed in 2013 by former President Barack Obama, writes that he regrets his approach and some of the wording he used in his July 2016 press conference in which he announced the decision not to recommend charges be brought against Clinton.

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