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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Responds to Questions about Comey Firing

On Friday, President Donald Trump's early morning tweets reveals more details about his firing of former FBI Director James Comey. According to Trump, Comey was a 'leaker' and a 'liar'. The comments come just days before Comey's new book, 'A Higehr Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership', is slated to be released.

According to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Comey's new book was just an attempt to save his 'tattered reputation' and to make money.

The question was posed by a reporter at a White House press briefing on Friday. The reporter asked, "The president came out swinging today calling James Comey a liar, a leaker, a slimeball. Is he worried about what he is saying?"

The tweets to which the reporter referred were made by President Trump in the early hours of the morning. He wrote in a series of tweets, "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!"

Sanders responded to the question, "The American people see right through the blatant lies of a self-admitted leaker. This is nothing more than a poorly executed P.R. stunt by Comey to desperately rehabilitate his tattered reputation and enrich his own bank account by peddling a book that belongs in the bargain bin of the fiction section instead of being remembered as a dedicated servant in the pursuit of justice like so many of his other colleagues at the FBI."

The press secretary continued, "Comey will be forever known as a disgraced partisan hack that broke his sacred trust with the president of the United States, the dedicated agents of the FBI, and the American people he vowed to faithfully serve. One of the president's greatest achievements will go down as firing director James Comey."

According to an Amazon.com description of Comey's book, "[F]ormer FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions.

His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader."

Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 through 2017. He was the center of the controversial decision to not charge former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with any crimes when it was discovered that she was sending government emails through a secret, unsecure server hidden in her home.

Exonerating Clinton enraged conservatives. Comey then riled up liberals when he re-opened the investigation just days before the 2017 presidential election. He closed it again before the election, and for good, he said, but Clinton and many Democrats still blame her loss to Trump partly on Comey's actions.

Source: Real Clear Politics
Photos:You Tube, White House

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