James Comey's ego has a lot to answer for

  • James Comey's ego has a lot to answer for

James Comey's ego has a lot to answer for

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director is doing a series of media interviews before the release of his book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership", which news organizations have said paints a deeply unflattering picture of the president.

The interview excerpt released by ABC focused largely on that one-on-one briefing on January 6, 2017 just before Trump took office.

In his testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee past year, Comey said he believes the President asked him to "drop any investigation of Flynn", a reference to former national security adviser Michael Flynn. "Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the awful job he did-until he was, in fact, fired", Trump wrote in a Twitter tirade.

Comey's disclosure shortly before the election that the FBI had reopened its investigation into her email use enraged Democrats.

Comey had acknowledged that his belief that Clinton would be elected president "was a factor" in his decision to reopen the email probe 11 days before the USA election. The following of the many lies.

He did not mention President Trump, who earlier Sunday tore into Comey in a series of tweets calling the former G-man a "slimeball," "not smart" and saying he'll be remembered as the "WORST FBI director in history".

During her tenure as the US Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, Hillary Clinton used a private server and email accounts for official business, which became the focus of an official FBI investigation into the potential mishandling of classified information.

The infamous dossier has salacious details about the alleged encounter, including a story that Trump had watched as the prostitutes urinated on themselves.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter Friday: "One of the few areas of true bipartisan consensus in Washington is Comey has no credibility". But, she said, "if they feel there was any wrongdoing, they should certainly look into that just as they do on a number of other topics". "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership", goes where no other has: an open assault on the authority of the leader of the world's most powerful nation.

Trump even threatened Comey with jail time. But Comey writes in his book that after the 2016 election, then-President Obama told Comey that he remained confident in his "integrity" and "ability".

In two angry tweets Friday morning, Trump called Comey a "proven LEAKER & LIAR" and a "weak and untruthful slime ball". But Trump later said he was thinking about "this Russian Federation thing" around the time he made a decision to fire Comey.

He also reveals new details about his interactions with Trump and his own decision-making in handling the Hillary Clinton email investigation before the 2016 election.

"As far as I know". A trade war between the United States and China is still brewing, with American farmers anxious their livelihoods are at risk after China vowed to stamp tariffs on their products in retaliation for Trump's tariffs on aluminium and steel-and Trump reconsidering his rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to help them.

"This president is unethical, and untethered to truth and institutional values", Comey writes, according to a New York Times review of A Higher Loyalty.