Monday, 16 July, 2018

Escalating war of words between President Trump and James Comey

ABC: Comey compares Trump to mob boss Trump fires back at Comey on Twitter, calls him 'untruthful slime ball'
Deanna Wagner | 14 April, 2018, 10:29

The interview will air during a primetime "20/20" special on Sunday at 9 p.m. on ABC15. In responding to Comey, the White House is choosing not to engage on specific claims, which have been reviewed by lawyers for accuracy, instead launching a broadside effort to undermine Comey's credibility. "So, what kind of marriage to what kind of man does your wife think [that] there's only a 99 percent chance you didn't do that?"

Trump has said he fired Comey because of his handling of the FBI's investigation into Clinton's email practices.

"I don't know the answer to that", Comey said.

"I said, 'Sir, that's up to you".

"James Comey is a proven LEAKER & LIAR", Trump wrote.

Trump watched cable news coverage Thursday night, angrily taking in segments devoted to Comey's book, according to a person familiar with the president's thinking but not authorized to publicly discuss private conversations.

The allegation in Trump's tweets about Comey leaking classified information appears to be a reference to Comey passing along to a friend a memo about his interactions after Trump fired him.

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The president fired Comey last May while his agency was investigating potential collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation in the 2016 USA election in a move that led the Justice Department to appoint Special Counsel Robert Mueller to take over a probe that has hung over his presidency. "And the reason that was so striking to me [is] that's just not done". The White House signed off on the plan, which is being overseen by the Republican National Committee. Just days after Trump fired Comey, the president said he did it because of "this Russian Federation thing".

"Comey was asked if he believed the dossier's allegations".

On a grammatical note, it said, "Although Trump rendered the word as an open compound (slime ball) in his tweet, the traditional form is as a closed compound (slimeball)".

James Comey also said he wasn't personally convinced by President Trump's denials about the incident that allegedly took place in a Moscow hotel room. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important.

Comey said he tried to tell Trump that he didn't know if the allegations were true, but wanted to inform the president that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had the information.

Stephanopoulos asked if Trump had a right to know about the source of funding. "But there's a lot of people I know who don't agree with me on that".

Sydney Eatz says she and fellow volunteer moderator were dubbed the "internet police" by entrepreneurs who told her their businesses were badly impacted by people maliciously changing information in online listings.