Former FBI director slams President Donald Trump

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In this file photo taken on June 8, 2017 ousted FBI director James Comey listens during a hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump accused April 13, 2018 the FBI director he fired, James Comey, of leaking classified information, saying he should be prosecuted for lying to Congress under oath. In a new memoir due to hit the bookshelves Tuesday, Comey said Trump reminded him of a mafia boss who demanded absolute loyalty, saw the entire world against him and lied about everything. “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 wrote in a Twitter tirade. (AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski)

The White House is preemptively attacking former FBI director James Comey, before the release of his book Tuesday.

President Donald Trump tweeted that the former director is a liar, slimeball, and untrustworthy.

From CGTN’s Jim Spellman

Former FBI director James Comey said he doesn’t know for sure if Russia has compromising material on U.S. President Donald Trump.

“I think it’s possible. I don’t know. These are more words that I never thought I’d utter about a President of the United States but it’s possible,” Comey said in an interview that aired Sunday night on the ABC TV network.

“It is stunning and I wish I wasn’t saying it. But it’s the truth, ” Comey added.

Comey’s book “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership” will be released Tuesday. He is making a series of media appearances to promote the book. Asked if Donald Trump is fit to be president Comey replied: “Not fit to be President of the United States on moral grounds.”

Before the interview was even released Trump was criticizing Comey, even calling him a slime ball on Twitter while the Republican National Committee launched a website to discredit the ex-FBI director. By Monday, the White House was in damage control mode.

“The president thinks that Jim Comey is engaging in revisionist history,” Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Donald Trump, said in a TV interview.

Meantime, Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen was in a New York courtroom arguing that documents seized by authorities last week contained materials protected by Attorney client privilege.