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Trump Slams Comey As "Untruthful Slime Ball"


President Donald Trump lashed out at James Comey in a pair of posts on Twitter on Friday as the former FBI Director is set to kick off a media blitz in support of his new book titled "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership."

The tweets from Trump come as excerpts of the memoir emerged in the media, with Comey describing the president as being "unethical, and untethered to truth."

"James Comey is a proven LEAKER & LIAR. Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the terrible job he did-until he was, in fact, fired," Trump tweeted. "He leaked CLASSIFIED information, for which he should be prosecuted. He lied to Congress under OATH."

"He is a weak and untruthful slime ball who was, as time has proven, a terrible Director of the FBI," the president added. "His handling of the Crooked Hillary Clinton case, and the events surrounding it, will go down as one of the worst "botch jobs" of history. It was my great honor to fire James Comey!"

Comey discussed his book, which is due to be released next Tuesday, in an interview with ABC News' chief anchor George Stephanopoulos.

The former FBI Director told Stephanopoulos about a meeting he had with Trump last January regarding allegations the then-reality television star engaged in a sexual encounter with prostitutes during a trip to Moscow in 2013.

Comey said Trump told him he may want the FBI to investigate the allegations contained in a dossier complied by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele amid concerns his wife might believe the claims.

"He says something that distracted me because he said, you know, 'If there's even a 1 percent chance my wife thinks that's true, that's terrible,'" Comey said.

"And I remember thinking, 'How could your wife think there's a 1 percent chance you were with prostitutes peeing on each other in Moscow?'" he added. "I'm a flawed human being, but there is literally zero chance that my wife would think that was true."

Comey said that he also held an earlier meeting with Trump to discuss allegations Russians had interfered with the 2016 election.

The former FBI chief said Trump seemed more concerned about spinning the news than addressing the alleged Russian meddling.

"The reason that was so striking to me [is] that's just not done," Comey said. "That the intelligence community does intelligence, the White House does PR and spin."

Trump dismissed Comey last May, contributing to the decision to appoint special counsel Robert Mueller.

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