Clinton has previously noted she believes Comey's announcement played a part in her losing out on the presidency.
"One of the few areas of true bipartisan consensus in Washington is Comey has no credibility", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders wrote in a tweet accompanied by a video of Democrats slamming Comey.
US President attacked former FBI Director on Friday as a "weak and untruthful slime ball", reacting to news accounts that cite Comey as searingly critical of the president in a memoir due to be published next week.
Such incidents have allowed the tantalizing possibility that the Russian Federation tape just might be true to percolate on the fringes of respectability.
A poll out Friday found that Comey was seen as more believable than Trump. "With the salacious stuff that came out Thursday night, the possibility of Trump exploding has gone up". "It's possible, but I don't know", Comey told ABC's George Stephanopoulos. He recalled noting the size of the president's hands, which has been a notorious sore spot for Trump. "It was smaller than mine, but did not seem unusually so". 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.
James Comey in 2014 at the State Department in Washington, DC. "In other words, he was making decisions based on the fact that he thought she was going to win, and he wanted a job".
The president insisted Comey is a "leaker and a liar" and called for him to be prosecuted for leaking "classified" information. "He lied to Congress under OATH". 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.
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He also presented a pair of slippers to a tribal woman under the Charan-Paduka (footwear) Scheme for collectors of Tendu leaves. He said over 100 districts in the country including Chattisgarh's Bijapur were backward even 70 years after the Independence.
Kellyanne Conway, the counselor to the president, told reporters at the White House Friday morning that Comey was taking "unnecessary immature potshots" at Trump.
On April 11 - the last time the two men spoke before Comey was sacked on May 9 - Trump called Comey to make sure they were going to "get out" that Trump was not under investigation. I'm sure that it was a factor.
Donald Trump and James Comey Getty Images Trump also brought up the now-infamous meeting between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac at the height of the Clinton email probe. The White House had outsourced much of the nitty-gritty of the response to the RNC.
Among other things, the book claims President Trump is "unethical" and "untethered to truth and institutional values".
Comey's book offers portraits of a number of powerful Washington officials, and nearly none come off as well as Obama, who appointed Comey to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2013. "To draw us in", Comey writes in an excerpt cited by ABC.
Comey writes that Trump offered several explanations at different times, telling Comey at one point that the story couldn't be true because, "I'm a germaphobe". Comey asks his readers. That timing may be good for Comey's sales, but not good for Mueller's investigation.
"That's what I want, honest loyalty", Trump responded. I have read [Hillary Clinton] has felt anger toward me personally, and I'm sorry for that.