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Trump Slams ‘Untruthful Slime Ball’ Comey As Ousted FBI Director’s Book Tour Begins

April 13, 2018 - 5:41 pm

WASHINGTON (1010 WINS/AP) -- The White House has unleashed a blistering critique of former FBI Director James Comey as he begins promoting his memoir.

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Comey will "be forever known as a disgraced partisan hack" after the publication of his book, "A Higher Loyalty." She adds that Comey's loyalty is "only to himself."

Sanders is accusing Comey of leaking classified information and breaking his "sacred trust with the president of the United States, the dedicated agents of the FBI, and the American people."

She adds: "I think it's very clear that Comey has a credibility problem."

In the book, Comey compares Trump to a mob boss and mocks the president's appearance.

Comey gave George Stephanopolous at ABC the coveted first interview of the tour, and the subject of the president and the infamous Russian dossier came up.

So how graphic did he get?

"I think as graphic as I needed to be, I started to tell him about, the allegation was he had been involved with prostitutes in a hotel in Moscow in 2013 during a visit for the Ms. Universe pageant, and that the Russians had filmed the episode. And he interrupted very defensively, started talking about it you know, 'do I look like a guy who needs hookers?" Comey recalled.

Comey said at the time he was fired the dossier was unsubstantiated.

He said he also talked to the president about Russian meddling in the election.

"President-elect Trump's first question was to confirm that it had no impact on the election. And then the conversation to my surprise moved into a PR conversation about how the Trump would position this and what they could say about this. They actually started talking about drafting a press release with us still sitting there, and the reason that was so striking to me was that, that's just not done," Comey said.

Trump took to Twitter Friday morning, to share his thoughts on Comey and the book. The president called the former FBI Director an 'untruthful slimeball' and a proven liar and leaker.

Three House Republican committee chairmen want the Justice Department to provide them with copies of memos written by former FBI Director James Comey about his conversations with President Donald Trump. 
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes asked that unredacted copies of the memos be made available by Monday. 
The request came in a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Friday.
The three chairmen wrote that there is "no legal basis for withholding these materials from Congress.'' 
House Republicans have repeatedly threatened to hold Justice Department officials in contempt as they have sought more than a million pages in documents related to Democrat Hillary Clinton and the beginning of the department's Russia investigation.