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

Trump Calls Comey 'Untruthful Slime Ball' as Book Details Released

Trump Calls Comey 'Untruthful Slime Ball' as Book Details Released

However, Mr. Comey acknowledges that he thought Mrs. Clinton would win the presidency and said it is "entirely possible" that he chose to reveal that the email investigation had started up again 11 days before the election because he was primarily concerned that if he concealed the renewed investigation, it would make her an "illegitimate president". His firing led to the Justice Department appointing Special Counsel Robert Mueller to take over the Russian Federation investigation.

Comey compares the Trump administration to the mafia. As Mueller's probe widens, the special counsel is also looking to see if Trump obstructed justice in firing Comey.

Comey knows about the mob.

Trump also accused Comey of throwing former Attorney General Loretta Lynch "under the bus", drawing his phrasing from a New York Post headline from Friday. The boss in complete control. Instead, they launched into a strategy session about how to "spin what we'd just told them" for the public. Comey's book, "A Higher Loyalty", will be released Tuesday, and he is now amid a media blitz to promote it - including a Sunday prime-time interview on ABC.

But for sheer hilarity, the president's obsession with one part of the Steele dossier can't be topped.

Trump tried to convince Comey the Moscow prostitute portion of the dossier was not true.

But impugning Trump's patriotism doesn't bother him. It's lead headline is "PEE BRAIN!" - a reference to unconfirmed allegations in the dossier that Trump had watched prostitutes urinate on themselves in a Moscow hotel suite.

Comey describes Trump as having been obsessed with the portion dealing with prostitutes in the infamous dossier compiled by British former intelligence officer Christopher Steele, raising it at least four times with the Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

At another point, Trump said that he wanted the allegations proven false to give Melania peace of mind.

Across the board, Trump's denials have the air of someone trying too hard.

He said he asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ala.) if he could reply and was told to "take all the time you need".

It's not from the book, but rather the book tour, but Comey said that the pee tape might be real in the funniest way possible. "In fact, though I didn't know for sure, I imagined the presidential suite of the Ritz-Carlton in Moscow was large enough for a germaphobe to be at a safe distance from the activity". "You have to be between me and the president". Im a flawed human being, but theres literally zero chance that my wife would think that was true.”. Stephanopoulos also throws one question in there about Clinton, but that's old news, and we all know where the focus will be. He goes on to detail meetings with Trump and how he felt it necessary to document the encounters. Readers of A Higher Loyalty will be left with the deeply ironic impression that James Comey is actually very Trump-like: his higher loyalty is reserved mainly for himself.

While many lawmakers - Republicans and Democrats - have been disappointed with Comey's performance in the past, the timing and manner of Trump firing Comey sounded many alarm bells, including over whether Trump had removed the director in order to stall or possibly hamper an investigation into Russian Federation meddling that was shifting its focus toward the White House.

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