WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says former FBI Director James Comey is an “untruthful slime ball” who should be prosecuted for leaking classified information. Trump tweets: “It was my great honor to fire him.”
Trump is reacting to Comey’s new book, which compares the president to an unethical mob boss who demands loyalty and twists facts to serve his purpose.
Trump wrote on Twitter Friday: “He is a weak and unethical slimeball who was, as time has proven, a terrible Director of the FBI. His handling of the Crooked Hillary Clinton case, and the events surrounding it, will go down as one of the worst “botch jobs” of history. It was my great honor to fire James Comey!”
The White House has denied that Trump ever encouraged Comey to end an investigation into former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn, an encounter that the fired FBI director memorialized in private notes that he later described to Congress. Trump has also accused Comey of leaking information by authorizing a friend to share with journalists details of the discussion about Flynn.