Trump calls Comey ‘worst FBI director in history,’ ahead of book release
“Slippery James Comey, a man who always ends up badly and out of whack (he is not smart!), will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!” Trump said in one of several tweets Sunday about Comey and his upcoming book, “A Higher Loyalty.”
Trump also tweeted that Comey’s mishandling of the Clinton email probe deserves “jail” time and called him a “slimeball.”
“Unbelievably, James Comey states that Polls, where Crooked Hillary was leading, were a factor in the handling (stupidly) of the Clinton Email probe,” Trump tweeted. “In other words, he was making decisions based on the fact that he thought she was going to win, and he wanted a job. Slimeball!
Comey, who Trump fired in May 2017, says in his upcoming book that his decisions about restarting the federal probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email servers while secretary of state was influenced by her likely winning the 2016 White House race over Trump and that he was concerned about making her a “legitimate candidate.”