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Trump Again Rips Comey Book

Trump Again Rips Comey Book

James Comey has kicked off a publicity tour to promote his book, which is yielding headlines like this one from The Daily Beast this morning: "Trump "Pee Tape" Could Be Real, Says Ex FBI Director James Comey" (subhead: "In a stunning interview on "Good Morning America" the former director of the FBI said it was "possible" that the Russians had video of Trump taking part in a degrading sexual act"). But it will furnish mountains of ammunition for combatants on all sides. The Trump presidency is a "forest fire", he says.

"I never asked Comey for Personal Loyalty", tweeted Trump, who purportedly asked Comey for a loyalty pledge. As of April 13, Comey's A Higher Loyalty was ranked number one on Amazon's book bestseller list.

Before Trump and Comey met alone, US intelligence chiefs briefed Trump and his advisers on Russia's election meddling. At first, it seemed enough.

Comey also said the allegations in the dossier had not been verified at the time he left the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

- Comey found something odd about the president's attitude toward Russian Federation.

Donald Trump and James Comey Getty Images Trump also brought up the now-infamous meeting between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac at the height of the Clinton email probe.

In January 2017, US intelligence chiefs briefed Trump and his advisers on Russia's election meddling.

The pre-launch brouhaha is based on media reports about what's in the book, "A Higher Loyalty". #President Trump's frequent Twitter rampages against Comey will surely add to the sales, and Trump will most certainly claim credit. On Fox News this week, lawyer and Fox News contributor Joseph diGenova referred to Comey as "the dirtiest cop in America." But in a controversial move, Comey told Congress just days before the election that the FBI was reviewing additional emails in relation to the investigation. "These rules and standards were hallmarks of the Mafia, but throughout my career I'd be surprised how often I'd find them applied outside of it", Comey writes. His interview with ABC is set to air on Sunday. He mentioned it to Comey several times. Comey asks his readers.

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Comey's idol is theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, who injected liberal Protestant ethics into Washington politics in the middle of the 20th century, shaping a generation of policy makers with somewhat firmer moral backbones.

The White House has unleashed a blistering critique of former FBI Director James Comey as he begins promoting his memoir. This includes the Republican National Committee, which ran ads featuring footage of Comey's presser.

Comey even describes Trump as a mob boss.running the oval office like a Godfather!

"I took it as a very disturbing thing, very concerning", he declared under oath.

Toward the end of the 2016 campaign, Trump praised "the courage" of the FBI for reopening its investigation of Clinton's use of a private email server - a development Clinton has blamed for her election loss. During the campaign, Comey never informed the public that he was investigating Trump's ties to Russian Federation. That critic is not just any critic-it's Michiko Kakutani, the former chief book critic at the paper. He thought he needed to do it to prevent any cloud over Clinton's widely expected victory on Election Day.

Unlike Michael Wolff's "Fire & Fury", which caught the White House unawares when it was published in January, the administration had weeks to polish its rebuttal rhetoric for Comey's book. He said Trump appeared shorter than he had assumed. "I don't really know the guy".

And neither does anyone else, although Clinton herself has pointed to these Comey actions as the cause of her defeat.

In fact, lawmakers from both parties criticized Comey's dismissal.