President Trump again slammed ex-FBI Director James Comey over the weekend, this time for assuming Hillary Clinton would pummel the former reality TV star in the presidential election. “I was operating in a world where Hillary Clinton was going to beat Donald Trump,” Comey told ABC News in an interview airing Sunday night. Comey admitted it might have factored into his decision to take another look at Clinton's email use just 11 days before voters went to the ballot box. “I don't remember spelling it out, but it had to have been,” he said of whether her chances were a factor. “That she's going to be elected president, and if I hide this from the American people, she'll be illegitimate the moment she's elected, the moment this comes out.” That didn't sit too well with the President, who suggested Comey was looking for a gig in the Clinton administration. “Unbelievably, James Comey states that Polls, where Crooked Hillary was leading, were a … [Read more...] about Trump rages against Comey for thinking Hillary Clinton was going to be President
James Comey’s new memoir is already a pre-publication media hit, but the former FBI director’s tell-all assault on President Donald Trump also poses major risks—not only for Comey’s personal reputation but for the wider Russia investigation he helped launch. Trump and his allies bombarded Comey with insults Friday, targeting his credibility and seeking to undermine his image as a nonpartisan law enforcement professional. On Twitter Friday, Trump called Comey an “untruthful slime ball,” while White House press secretary Sarah Sanders branded him a “discredited partisan hack.” Other critics accused Comey of cashing in on his celebrity to an unseemly degree.Story Continued Below But far more significant could be the implications of Comey’s written words and upcoming media interviews for special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. His book, “A Higher Loyalty,” represents an official statement on key parts of the … [Read more...] about Risks loom for Comey’s book blitz
President Trump, battling a never-ending storm of scandals, went after one of his favorite targets Friday, blasting ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe as a liar and a thief. Trump fumed in an exclamation point-ridden tweet that McCabe "LIED! LIED! LIED!" after the Justice Department's inspector general published a report alleging that the ex-deputy director misled investigators about his role in a news media disclosure about Hillary Clinton days before the 2016 election. "DOJ just issued the McCabe report — which is a total disaster. McCabe was totally controlled by Comey — McCabe is Comey!!" Trump tweeted, referencing ex-FBI Director James Comey. "No collusion, all made up by this den of thieves and lowlifes!" The inspector general report alleges that McCabe authorized FBI officials to speak with a Wall Street Journal reporter for a story about an investigation into the Clinton Foundation and then misled FBI and Justice Department … [Read more...] about President Trump touts ‘total disaster’ watchdog report alleging Andrew McCabe leaked to reporters
THE FBI boss who probed whether members of Donald Trump's campaign team colluded with Russia is to reveal all in an explosive new book. James Comey is expected to bring fresh turmoil to the White House with the imminent release of his memoirs 'A Higher Loyalty'. What does James Comey say in his new book? Comey’s book, A Higher Loyalty, out next Tuesday, is published 11 months after he was fired by Trump. Comey’s dismissal triggered the appointment of Robert Mueller to oversee the investigation into Russian election meddling Under-fire Trump has long denied any collusion and has called the high-profile investigation a “witch-hunt”. In Comey’s memoirs, obtained by the Guardian, the former FBI chief describes his first trip to Trump Tower in January 2017. He was called in to brief the then president-elect about the so-called dirty dossier on his links to Russia compiled by the former British spy Christopher Steele. Towering 6ft 6ins Comey writes Trump … [Read more...] about What’s in James Comey’s memoir, what’s his height in feet, why was he fired by Donald Trump and what did he tweet?
The nation's intelligence chiefs had just finished briefing Donald Trump on Russia's interference in the 2016 election when FBI Director James Comey stayed behind to discuss some especially sensitive material: a "widely circulated" intelligence dossier containing unconfirmed allegations that Russians had filmed Trump interacting with prostitutes in Moscow in 2013.The president-elect quickly interrupted the FBI director. According to Comey's account in a new memoir, Trump "strongly denied the allegations, asking - rhetorically, I assumed - whether he seemed like a guy who needed the service of prostitutes. He then began discussing cases where women had accused him of sexual assault, a subject I had not raised. He mentioned a number of women, and seemed to have memorized their allegations."The January 2017 conversation at Trump Tower in Manhattan "teetered toward disaster" - until "I pulled the tool from my bag: 'We are not investigating you, sir.' That seemed to quiet him," Comey … [Read more...] about The takeaways from Comey’s memoir: Trump fixates on proving lewd dossier allegations false