Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Trump's latest Twitter rampage calls for ex-FBI director's imprisonment

Trump's latest Twitter rampage calls for ex-FBI director's imprisonment

In a string of sensational burns towards the president, little was off limits, from Trump's alleged tiny hands to his apparent use of "tanning goggles", in Comey's book released last week. Of the White House's statements after his firing, Comey said: "Lies, plain and simple".

In his book, Comey takes direct aim at Trump's appearance, a particularly sensitive topic for the president, although a tactic he often employs himself when insulting others.

Former FBI Director James Comey said he believes "it's possible" that Russian Federation has compromising information on President Donald Trump.

Comey, who Trump fired as Federal Bureau of Investigation director in May, described Sessions ignoring a direct plea to help him avoid situations where he was left alone with Trump, a violation of U.S. government norms that he saw as undermining the FBI's independence.

"Our President must embody respect and adhere to the values that are at the core of this country", Comey told ABC's chief anchor, George Stephanopoulos, on the programme 20/20. The most important being truth. He tweeted that Comey "was making decisions based on the fact that he thought she was going to win, and he wanted a job".

'I find it hard to believe that Bill Clinton would've tried to obstruct justice by walking across the tarmac in front front of a bunch of F.B.I. agents up the stairs and onto an F.B.I. plane, ' said Comey.

"One of the leaked excerpts from Comey's memoir states, "[Trump's] face appeared slightly orange with bright white half-moons under his eyes where I assumed he placed small tanning goggles, and impressively coiffed, bright blonde hair, which upon close inspection looked to be all his... It was the same impulse he displayed in his 2016 news conference excoriating Hillary Clinton for her email practices (while also announcing that she would not face charges).

Comey's book tells about the FBI investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

Comey was sacked by the President previous year in the midst of the FBI's investigation into whether Trump's campaign associates colluded with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 election.

President Donald Trump tweeted that the former director is a liar, slimeball, and untrustworthy.

Two years after the election, the two US political parties remain entrenched in tribalism, with representatives from both halves angry at Comey.

'I don't know. I don't think so.

On Sunday, Trump rejected Comey's claim that he had sought Comey's loyalty.

We're heading further into the James Comey book tour, and he has already called President Trump "morally unfit to be president" and a person who "sees moral equivalence in Charlottesville, who talks about and treats women like they're pieces of meat, who lies constantly". While Trump vehemently denied the salacious allegation, telling Comey, by Comey's account, "Do I look like a guy who needs hookers" (charming!), Comey can not say for sure that there isn't truth in the dossier's account.

Many Democrats blamed Comey for Clinton's defeat, as his revelation shifted momentum to Trump in the final news cycles of the campaigns.

"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!" he wrote early on Sunday in one of five Twitter posts aimed directly at Mr Comey.

In the ABC interview, Comey said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein acted "dishonorably" by writing a memo that the president relied upon in part to justify the decision to fire him. "These are more words I never thought I'd utter about a president of the United States, but it's possible", Comey said.

Trump also attacked Comey for saying in the book that political considerations may have driven him to reopen the Clinton investigation in the last days of the election campaign.

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