Trump calls former FBI director ‘slippery’
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of rage against James Comey on Sunday over the former FBI director’s forthcoming book, calling him “slippery,” insisting he never asked him for loyalty and labeling him “the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!”
Trump fired off a series of tweets ahead of Comey’s interview with ABC, which was set to air in full Sunday evening.
In an excerpt shown Saturday, Comey said his belief that Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 presidential election was a factor in his decision to disclose the investigation into her emails. Trump seized on that, saying Comey “was making decisions based on the fact that he thought she was going to win, and he wanted a job. Slimeball!”
Comey’s disclosure shortly before the 2016 election that the FBI had reopened its investigation into her email use enraged Democrats. Following Clinton’s loss, Democrats blamed Comey and Clinton herself has said it hurt her election prospects.
Trump also pushed back again against Comey’s claims that Trump sought his loyalty, saying it was “Just another of his many lies. His ‘memos’ are self serving and FAKE!”