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Pres. Trump Fires Back At James Comey

FILE – In this May 3, 2017, file photo, then-FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Trump has fired back at the former bureau chief for comments he makes in his new book. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Trump fires back at former FBI director James Comey, calling him a leaker and a liar.
In a pair of tweets on Friday, the president called for Comey to be prosecuted for lying under oath and leaking classified information to the public. He called Comey a “weak and untruthful slimeball” who did a terrible job at leading the bureau.
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.....
....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!
The president said Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe will go down as one of the worst botch jobs in history and he was honored to fire him.
Tensions heightened after Comey blasted the president in his new book, referring to him as a mob boss.
The former director of the FBI is coming clean about his actions behind the Clinton e-mail probe.
In his book, Comey says he decided to inform congress and the public about the second investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server because he thought she would still win the presidential election. He also implied he was looking out for his own department, claiming the reputation of the bureau and DOJ would have been damaged if the public found out Clinton was under investigation after she was elected president.
He defended his decision to reveal the second investigation into Clinton’s conduct 11-days before the election, and went on to say releasing the information at a later date would make her an “illegitimate president.”
Clinton has placed some of the blame on Comey for her election loss, which he apologizes for.
But Comey felt the Justice Department – under the direction of Loretta Lynch – would quote “screw around” with the email probe. Lynch did not recuse herself from the investigation, potentially creating a conflict of interest. Comey felt the justice department would sit on the case and then issue a one sentence declination, which could potentially outrage the public.
For the reputation of the bureau, Comey decided to take the direct route of addressing congress rather than letting the justice department do the talking. He also mentions a meeting with Lynch in which she asks the former FBI chief to call the e-mail probe a “matter” and not an “investigation.”
Meantime, recently released e-mail conversations show FBI agents asked Comey what would happen to them if they used a private e-mail server like Clinton. Comey told agents they would be severely punished if not fired, but would not prosecuted.

These conversations provide insight into his recommendation to *not file charges against Clinton.

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