- During the Trump Tower intelligence briefing, Comey writes, he asked to talk privately to the president-elect about the allegations in a dossier that Trump had been with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel in 2013 and that the Russians had filmed the episode.
Top White House aides are pushing back on a new book from former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey that depicts President Donald Trump as unethical and "untethered to the truth". Readers of A Higher Loyalty will be left with the deeply ironic impression that James Comey is actually very Trump-like: his higher loyalty is reserved mainly for himself.
Trump called Comey a "slimeball" again and suggested he go to jail.
In the book, which is available April 17, Comey also reveals new details about how the government had unverified classified information that he believes could have been used to cast doubt on Attorney General Loretta Lynch's independence in the Clinton probe.
"Unbelievably, James Comey states that Polls, where Crooked Hillary (Clinton) was leading, were a factor in the handling (stupidly) of the Clinton Email probe".
James Comey in 2014 at the State Department in Washington, DC. 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".
Trump also denied Comey's repeated claims - both in his book and during his congressional testimony under oath previous year - that Trump asked him to pledge him his loyalty. He is a weak and.
President Donald Trump says former FBI Director James Comey is an "untruthful slime ball" who should be prosecuted for leaking classified information. I was operating in a world where Hillary Clinton was going to beat Donald Trump.
Trump denied that he asked him the question in an interview with Fox News. Sessions' recusal from the Russian Federation investigation led to Rosenstein appointing Mueller.
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"We have a good relationship", Mr. Ryan said of the president. ABC News ran excerpts of the first interview with him on Friday, and he has interviews scheduled for the coming weeks on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and PBS, and is slated to tour for more than a month with stops in 11 different cities.
Trump fired off a series of tweets early ahead of an interview Comey did with USA television network the ABC that was set to air in full on Sunday evening.
But, Comey goes farther to say that Trump, congenitally, has no sense of what is right and wrong.
"As I was quickly learning", he writes of one of his first times in the White House, in the early 2000s, "Washington was a city where everyone seemed to question other people's loyalties and motivations, most often when they weren't in the room".
In the teaser video for the throw-down between the two, the buzz words all come out of Stephanopoulos's mouth, including mob boss, the untold knowledge that can damage Trump, obstruction of justice, and impeachment.
Trump's allies have prepared an extensive campaign to fight back against Comey's publicity tour, trying to undermine his credibility by reviving the blistering Democratic criticism of him before he was sacked almost a year ago. The dossier alleged that Kremlin had a tape of the dirty deed.
"I have been very loyal to you, very loyal, " Trump told him, according to the book.
"He said if there's even a 1 per cent chance my wife thinks that's true, that's awful", Comey recalled. That helped Trump and hurt Clinton, not the other way around.
One such claim from the 35-page document is that Trump engaged in a sexual encounter with a prostitute in Russian Federation in 2013, following which he urged the prostitute to urinate on a hotel bed that then president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama once slept in. "I don't use words like that".