WASHINGTON — President Trump, in a pair of tweets on Friday, known as the previous F.B.I. director-turned tell-all creator, James B. Comey, an “untruthful slime ball,” a “confirmed LEAKER & LIAR,” and mentioned it was “my nice honor to fireside” him a day after excerpts from Mr. Comey’s upcoming guide had been shared forward of its launch subsequent week.
Mr. Trump fired Mr. Comey in Might of final 12 months, a choice that ultimately led to the appointment of a particular counsel to research Russia’s 2016 election meddling and whether or not Mr. Trump has intentionally tried to hinder the investigation.
The previous F.B.I. chief’s much-anticipated 304-page memoir, “A Increased Loyalty: Reality, Lies and Management,” is scheduled to be launched subsequent week. ABC’s 20/20 is predicted to air an interview with Mr. Comey on Sunday.
In his guide, Mr. Comey compares Mr. Trump to a mob boss.
Mr. Trump and Mr. Comey have beforehand exchanged offended tweets, however the president’s posts on Friday morning had been the primary on the matter since particulars of the guide had been launched.
Republican allies of Mr. Trump’s have deliberate a counteroffensive and created a “Lyin’ Comey” web site aimed toward discrediting the previous F.B.I. chief.
The White Home press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, tweeted early Friday that Mr. Comey “has no credibility.”