Trump lashes out at ex-FBI chief in new Twitter storm

The book, coming nearly a year after Comey was sacked by the President, contains details of his interactions with Trump, exchanges that Comey says revealed to him a President who is a "congenital liar and unethical leader, devoid of human emotion and driven by personal ego...unethical, and untethered to truth and institutional values".

In an excerpt shown Saturday, Comey said his belief that Clinton would beat Trump in the 2016 presidential election was a factor in his decision to disclose the investigation into her emails.

Russian Federation has denied interfering in the election and Trump has denied any collusion or improper activity. A few of his many lies.

On his memoirs, Mr Trump said they are "self serving and FAKE". Comey a year ago accused Trump of pressuring him to pledge loyalty and end a probe involving former national security adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Moscow.

Regarding a private dinner with Trump where the president demanded loyalty, Comey compared it to the Mafia induction ceremony of Sammy (The Bull) Gravano. Comey says that "because he never stops talking", Trump "pulls all those present into a silent circle of assent".

Comey's admission that he believed Clinton would win is also dramatically at odds with Comey's own sworn testimony before the Senate in May of 2017. Comey writes that the president gave him flashbacks to his days prosecuting the Cosa Nostra.

Comey, who was sacked by Trump a year ago, acknowledged in the ABC interview that his belief that Clinton would be elected president "was a factor" in his decision to reopen the email probe 11 days before the USA election, a development that Clinton blames for her surprise defeat. On previous foreign trips, Trump has remained largely quiet on Twitter.

Practically everybody knows the dossier is a collection of lies, except Comey, who seems to know very little - save for the alleged size of Trump's hands.

And he then tweeted: "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!"

Instead of being remembered as a dedicated servant in the pursuit of justice like so many of his other colleagues at the FBI, Comey will be forever known as a disgraced partisan hack that broke his sacred trust with the president of the United States, the dedicated agents of the FBI and the American people he vowed to faithfully serve.

His multi-tweet tirade suggested the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, whom Trump fired last May, should be in jail for supposedly lying to Congress and leaking classified information.

And neither does anyone else, although Clinton herself has pointed to these Comey actions as the cause of her defeat.

According to him, it appeared obvious at the time that Hillary Clinton was "going to be elected president", thus making him reason that burying the investigation might make her "illegitimate the moment she's elected, the moment this comes out".

In a Friday tweet, Trump claimed without evidence that "McCabe was totally controlled by Comey - McCabe is Comey!" Comey, a lifelong Republican, also writes with an element of regret about his actions (announcing just before the 2016 elections that the FBI was investigating emails) that angered Clinton supporters and possibly caused her defeat.

  • Joey Payne