James Comey Saved His Biggest Surprises for His Book's Smallest Details

James Comey Saved His Biggest Surprises for His Book's Smallest Details

Former FBI director James Comey fired back at Donald Trump on Tuesday after the president tweeted that he should be behind bars for allegedly leaking classified information and lying to Congress.

Comey, in the midst of promoting his memoir that hit bookstore shelves just hours earlier, said he worries that Americans have come to accept Trump's bluster as the new normal. Comey, in turn, calls Trump a serial liar who is a "stain" on those around him, who treats women like "meat", and who is "morally unfit to be president".

Trump tweeted Monday that Comey drafted an exoneration of Hillary Clinton long before he talked to her as part of an investigation into her email practices.

His Tweet followed the ABC News interview with Mr. Comey.

And as has become customary in the case of any high-profile slight against the president, Trump immediately took to Twitter, using his 280 characters to call Comey a "slimeball", "slippery, ' and "the worst FBI Director in history".

Comey's interview was produced by the beleaguered "20/20" news magazine, which in recent years has nearly entirely stopped doing hard news and instead largely focuses on mysterious murders, infidelity and even behind-the-scenes looks at other ABC programs, such as "Roseanne". Now the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director is telling the American electorate how to vote. "You write that President Trump is unethical, untethered to the truth", noted the ABC newsman.

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

Comey said, "With respect to the deputy attorney general, I think it is very important that he stay because I do think he has conducted himself honorably with respect to his appointment of a special counsel and his assertion of that special counsel's work to the rule of law".

Dan Kovalik, a human rights and labor lawyer, told Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear that Comey's new book has made him "a hero of liberals in the USA".

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But what's really grabbing headlines this morning is Comey's response to those blasting him for taking what they consider a cheap shot at Trump's appearance in the book.

The war of words between Trump and Comey has heated up with the publication of Comey's new book.

The recent reboot of "Roseanne" - which contained content considered positive towards President Trump and his administration - warranted a debut audience of 18 million in late March, and continues to draw audience numbers between 13-15 million, according to Nielsen. After Clinton's loss, many Democrats blamed Comey, and Clinton herself has said it hurt her election prospects. A Justice Department watchdog concluded that McCabe had misled Comey and investigators about a news media disclosure involving Hillary Clinton shortly before the 2016 presidential election.

But I don't think it's going to have the kind of effect Comey perhaps imagined it would.

Dr. Miller: I think Comey's reasoning is pretty clear: he wants to fix his tarnished reputation... tarnished among both the Democrats and the Republicans.

Comey described his first impression of Trump - down to the size of his hands - in his book, and Stephanopoulos asked him to expand on his observations.

Sigh. James Comey is starting to remind me of Sen.

In his book, Comey repeatedly compares Trump's behavior to a NY mafia don.

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