Trump, Comey Wage War Of Words, Say Something No One Saw Coming

As former FBI Director James Comey continues to travel across the United States touring his new book, “A Higher Loyalty,” President Trump said he is less than impressed with the former director and took to social media to express some criticisms.

On Monday, President Trump accused Comey of breaking multiple laws regarding his work while in the bureau. The president specifically mentions Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton investigation. Over the summer in 2016, Comey reportedly exonerated the Democrat candidate before he interviewed her. The former FBI Director also recently admitted to choosing to re-open the Clinton investigation in October of 2016, just ahead of the November election, because he assumed she was going to win.

“Comey drafted the Crooked Hillary exoneration long before he talked to her (lied in Congress to Senator G), then based his decisions on her poll numbers. Disgruntled, he, McCabe, and the others, committed many crimes!” Trump tweeted.

Per Washington Examiner:

Trump has attacked Comey the past few weeks for being a “liar” and a “leaker,” and claimed that he lied to Congress while under oath.

Comey participated in an interview Sunday, his first since being fired last year by Trump, where he detailed his time working on the Clinton emails case and his short time under Trump.

President Trump repeatedly tweeted about the former Director over the weekend as well.

In one tweet, the president accused Comey of telling “many lies” and said he hardly worked with him.

In another tweet, Trump said Comey would go down in history as the worst FBI Director.

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“I never asked Comey for Personal Loyalty. I hardly even knew this guy. Just another of his many lies. His “memos” are self serving and FAKE!” Trump tweeted.

And, “Slippery James Comey, a man who always ends up badly and out of whack (he is not smart!), will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!”

Comey, whose book has an overarching anti-Trump tone to it, tweeted over the weekend that his new book ostracizes Trump as nothing more than a “counterpoint” to “ethical leadership.”

“My book is about ethical leadership & draws on stories from my life & lessons I learned from others. 3 presidents are in my book: 2 help illustrate the values at the heart of ethical leadership; 1 serves as a counterpoint. I hope folks read the whole thing and find it useful.” Comey said.

In a recent interview with ABC News, Comey said of Trump, “I think he’s medically fit to be President, but I do not think he’s morally fit to be President.”

Here’s more, per CNN:

James Comey, anointing himself as America’s moral conscience, called on the nation to recognize that Donald Trump’s actions add up to an immoral, malignant presidency that insults core democratic values.

Comey set up an unprecedented public challenge from someone of his stature to a sitting commander in chief, framing the most penetrating critique of Trump’s White House yet from an establishment figure.
“The foundation of this country is in jeopardy when we stop measuring our leaders against that central value of the truth,” Comey said in an exclusive interview with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos.

And:

“He strikes me as a person of above average intelligence who’s tracking conversations and knows what’s going on. I don’t think he’s medically unfit to be president. I think he’s morally unfit to be president,” Comey said.
“A person who sees moral equivalence in Charlottesville, who talks about and treats women like they’re pieces of meat, who lies constantly about matters big and small and insists the American people believe it, that person’s not fit to be president of the United States, on moral grounds,” Comey said.