Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Donald Trump denounces James Comey as 'untruthful slime ball'

Donald Trump denounces James Comey as 'untruthful slime ball'

In this relatively short book (due to be published April 17, although NPR obtained an advance copy), Comey presents Trump as a man who never laughs, a man who sizes up other people as assets or targets and - above all - a man who is "without respect for truth".

- Comey writes that during the meeting he kept thinking of the NY mafia from his experience as a federal prosecutor in Manhattan, and how the Trump team's behaviour was aimed at making the intelligence community part of his group - his Cosa Nostra.

In an exclusive interview to ABC News, Comey revealed that he met with the US President to discuss the unverified claims, following which the latter asked him to investigate the matter and "prove that it didn't happen". Comey is expected to discuss his new book, set for release on Tuesday, and answer questions about the federal investigation into whether Trump's 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Russian Federation.

The president accused Comey of "grandstanding" in order to make money off Trump's name.

The Republican National Committee has helped with the pushback effort against Comey for his book by launching a website and supplying surrogates with talking points that question his credibility.

When Comey first brought up the dossier after an intelligence meeting, Trump reportedly interrupted Comey, "asking - rhetorically, I assumed - whether he seemed like a guy who needed the service of prostitutes", Comey writes.

Former FBI director James Comey's memoir, A Higher Loyalty, is to be released next week.

According to excerpts of the book leaked by U.S. media, Trump was also obsessed with the alleged existence of a video in which Russian prostitutes said to be hired by Trump urinated on the bed in a Moscow hotel room. I don't remember spelling it out, but it had to have been.

On a grammatical note, the publisher said, "Although Trump rendered the word as an open compound (slime ball) in his tweet, the traditional form is as a closed compound (slimeball)".

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Comey also dismissively describes Trump's orange skin and the white circles under his eyes from what he believes are tanning bed sessions, and compares Trump to a mafia boss.

Asked if the president wanted the Justice Department to investigate Comey, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Sunday on ABC's "This Week" that she was not aware of a specific request, but "if they feel there was any wrongdoing, they should certainly look into that just as they do on a number of other topics".

"Unbelievably, James Comey states that Polls, where Crooked Hillary was leading, were a factor in the handling (stupidly) of the Clinton Email probe".

The FBI has long tried to operate as an independent law enforcement agency.

Trump may also be referring to Comey's statement under oath that he did not coordinate Clinton's exoneration with anyone outside the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The book also includes strikingly personal jabs at Trump that appear created to irritate the president.

"Donald Trump's presidency threatens much of what is good in this nation", Comey writes, calling the administration a "forest fire" that can't be contained by ethical leaders within the government.

Trump's allies are trying to avoid a repeat of the fallout from Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury", the hard-edged insider account of life in Trump's White House that caught many in the West Wing by surprise and dominated headlines for weeks.

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