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President Trump Lashes Out Again at 'Slimeball' James Comey on Twitter

President Trump Lashes Out Again at 'Slimeball' James Comey on Twitter

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's tell-all memoir is slated for release Tuesday and claims the president urged him to disprove salacious parts of the notorious Steele Dossier. Comey writes that Trump is "ego-driven and about personal loyalty", going on to compare him to a mafia boss who demands loyalty. Comey also revealed during the hearing that he documented his interactions with Trump because he was "concerned" that the President "might lie about the nature of our meeting".

Asked if the president wanted the Justice Department to investigate Comey, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Sunday on ABC's "This Week" that she was not aware of a specific request.

Comey has taken a page out of the Trump communications book, giving the Bully-in-Chief a taste of his own ridicule medicine. One of the memos, which was initially reported by the New York Times in May 2017, said that the president encouraged Comey to drop the investigation into ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Comey's book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership is slated for release on April 17.

The president insisted Comey is a "leaker and a liar" and called for him to be prosecuted for leaking "classified" information.

But Trump continued the firestorm throughout Sunday morning, suggesting that Comey be jailed for his actions.

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The president soon turned his focus to the Cohen raid, an aggressive move by prosecutors in the Southern District of NY, who were referred material by special counsel Robert Mueller III's team.

Trump's tweets came just hours before Comey's first TV interview, with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, was set to air on Sunday evening.

Russian Federation has denied intervening in the election and Trump has denied any collusion or inappropriate exercise. Moscow has denied meddling.

In March 2017, Comey confirmed the FBI was investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

"I said to him, 'Sir that's up to you but you want to be careful about that because it might create a narrative that we're investigating you personally and, second, it's very hard to prove something didn't happen, '" Comey said.

On October 28 that same year however, mere days before the election, then-Director of the FBI James Comey sent a letter to congress declaring that the agency would be looking back at the email investigation. "It was nearly an out-of-body experience for me". I scarcely even realized that particular guy. "But I don't know".