by Daveda Gruber:
James Comey has a lot to say about President Trump in his upcoming book. Comey describes Trump as “untethered to truth” and “ego-driven.” This came from excerpts obtained by The Associated Press and other news outlets in his rather anticipated forthcoming book, “A Higher Loyalty.”
The fired FBI Director’s book hits the shelves on April 17th.
He revealed that Trump asked him to investigate scandalous allegations about his actions with Russian prostitutes. Comey goes so far as to question the strength of Trump’s marriage to his wife, Melania.
According to ‘The New York Post’ Comey wrote, “It bothered [President Trump] if there was ‘even a one percent chance’ his wife, Melania, thought it was true.”
Comey later reflected, “In what kind of marriage, to what kind of man, does a spouse conclude there is only a 99 percent chance her husband didn’t do that?”
Former British spy Christopher Steele and published by BuzzFeed News in January 2017, shortly before Trump’s inauguration, the claim was repeated in a dossier.
Comey took more personal jabs at Trump.
Comey, who stands 6-foot-8, described the president as shorter than he expected with a “too long” tie and “bright white half-moons” under his eyes that he suggested came from tanning goggles.
He said also that he made a deliberate effort to check the president’s hand size. That was briefly a subject of mockery among Trump’s Republican rivals on the campaign trail. He said that it was “smaller than mine, but did not seem unusually so.”
Comey described Trump’s presidency as a “forest fire” according to The Washington Post. Also the Post reported that Comey wrote that his interactions with the administration recalled “my earlier career as a prosecutor against the Mob.
Comey reportedly wrote, “The silent circle of assent. The boss in complete control. The loyalty oaths. The us-versus-them worldview, the lying about all things, large and small, in service to some code of loyalty that put the organization above morality and above the truth.”
Comey went back to the Mafia theme in describing a January 27th dinner with Trump at which, Comey wrote, the president told him: “I need loyalty. I expect loyalty,” The New York Post reported.
Comey said he replied and later wrote, “You will always get honesty from me. The demand was like [mobster] Sammy the Bull’s Cosa Nostra induction ceremony.”
Comey provided new details of his firing. According to The AP, he wrote that then-Homeland Security secretary John Kelly, now Trump’s chief of staff, offered to quit out of a sense of disgust as to how Comey was dismissed.
In an passage from ‘ABC News’ Comey revealed he felt he had to take on a more prominent role in the Clinton investigation because of unverified classified information about then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Comey wrote, according to ABC, that “the source and content of that material remains classified as I write this.” He added that if the information had become public, it “would undoubtedly have been used by political opponents to cast serious doubt on the attorney general’s independence in connection with the Clinton investigation.”
Comey wrote that he notified Congress in October 2016 that the email investigation had been re-opened because he feared her election would be considered “illegitimate” if he didn’t.
Comey wrote, “I would say as little as possible, but the FBI had to speak.”
Later he added, “It is entirely possible that, because I was making decisions in an environment where Hillary Clinton was sure to be the next president, my concern about making her an illegitimate president by concealing the restarted investigation bore greater weight than it would have if the election appeared closer or if Donald Trump were ahead in all polls. But I don’t know.”
According to The AP, Comey also wrote, that every person on the investigative team found that there was no prosecutable case against Clinton and that the FBI didn’t find that she lied under its questioning.
According to Dinesh D’Souza on Twitter:
MOVED TO TEARS OVER MY OWN RECTITIUDE DEPT: I got a chuckle out of reading this account from Comey, especially the part about the tears pic.twitter.com/pqHgtRmo9Z
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) April 13, 2018
The former FBI director is set to take part in a series of interviews to promote the book, including on Fox News Channel.
Trump says on Twitter:
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. He leaked CLASSIFIED information, for which he should be prosecuted. He lied to Congress under OATH. He is a weak and…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 13, 2018
….untruthful slime ball 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 13, 2018
Trust me, there is more in the book.
Comey is not afraid to smear his smut. Is it true? Well, you can decide for yourselves.