President Donald Trump's Republican allies have orchestrated a sweeping campaign to paint former FBI Director James Comey as a liar, opportunist, and political operative before he releases his widely anticipated memoir on Tuesday.
Comey reportedly recalls that Kelly, who later became White House chief of staff, said he "didn't want to work for dishonorable people", referring specifically to President Trump. "It was smaller than mine, but did not seem unusually so", he continued.
But some Republicans have abstained from publicly criticizing Comey before his book tour. Sen.
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He also asks whether Comey believes the President obstructed justice. The Justice Department appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel in the Russian Federation probe after it was revealed that Trump had asked Comey to drop the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. "He's going to seemingly everywhere".
"Wow, watch Comey lie under oath to Senator G when asked 'have you ever been an anonymous source.or known someone else to be an anonymous source.?' He said strongly 'never, no.' He lied as shown clearly on @foxandfriends", the president tweeted March 18.
"Not how my house normally looks, " Comey wrote.More news: More than 50 Indonesians dead after drinking homemade booze
Though Comey was a registered Republican for most of his adult life, he has said he no longer is.
Following Sunday's interview, Comey has numerous other bookings, including news programs as well as appearances with CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert and the hosts of "The View".
An old quotation from Clinton is prominently displayed on the "Lyin'Comey" website, with Trump's former Democratic rival saying that Comey "badly overstepped his bounds".More news: Four Iranian fighters killed in air strike on Syrian air base
The political contradictions surrounding Comey are underscored by how such a central part of the Republican plan is built around reminding Americans of how Democrats had disdain for him, particularly those from the Clinton campaign. "He's no longer the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to me - he's a political operative".More news: US State Secretary Nominee: Resolving N. Korea Nuke Issue Top Priority
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