Trump’s allies trash ‘lyin’ FBI memoir

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Mr Comey is anticipated to open up about his firing in his modern bid-all memoir

US President Donald Trump’s allies are mounting an web campaign to discredit a approaching memoir by aged FBI director James Comey.

Mr Comey will next week liberate a e-book that is anticipated to coloration an unflattering portrait of Mr Trump, who fired him closing year.

Republicans relish launched a online web page to mark the nation’s aged high regulation enforcement legit as “Lyin’ Comey”.

In an interview, Mr Comey likens Mr Trump to a “mob boss”.

The sit down-down with ABC Recordsdata shall be aired on Sunday, kicking off the e-book tour.

Preview sales of A Greater Loyalty: Truth, Lies & Management relish already made the memoir a handiest-vendor on Amazon.

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Media captionMake Trump voters care about the Russia investigation?

In it, Mr Comey writes that White Dwelling chief of personnel John Kelly said Mr Trump’s dismissal of him became “dishonourable”, essentially based on the Day-to-day Beast.

The web web page lyincomey.com, position up by the Republican Nationwide Committee, emphasises how Democrats pilloried the aged FBI director’s handling of an inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s emails.

“Comey no longer credible, correct interrogate Democrats,” one video advert says, earlier than showing clips of Democratic congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer criticising him.

“All I will be capable of bid you is the FBI Director has no credibility,” California Democrat Maxine Waters is proven pronouncing.

To promote the e-book, Mr Comey plans a series of media interviews, and a CNN city corridor take care of later this month.

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Media captionTrump’s relish-hate relationship with Comey over a tumultuous year

“Comey is a liar and a leaker and his misconduct led both Republicans and Democrats to name for his firing,” Republican chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a press liberate to CNN.

“If Comey desires the highlight back on him, we are going to own definite the American of us brand why he has no one nonetheless himself guilty for his total lack of credibility.”

The firing of the FBI director, who became investigating suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 election, anxious Washington.

The Department of Justice appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to make a choice over the inquiry.

Mr Trump said he fired Mr Comey – who became lower than halfway into his 10 year timeframe – attributable to incompetence.

Nonetheless the president later added the “Russia thing” became on his mind when he made the resolution.

Mr Comey has said tiny publicly about his skills with Mr Trump, other than testimony to Congress and some Twitter posts.

“Mr President, the American of us will hear my memoir very rapidly,” Mr Comey wrote closing month on Twitter.

“And they may be able to maintain for themselves who’s honourable and who’s no longer.”

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