PRESIDENT Donald Trump says former F.B.I. director James B. Comey “will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!”
Trump, for the second time in a week mentioned Mr. Comey’s contemporaneous notes of their meetings, calling those memos self-serving and “fake.”
‘I never asked Comey for Personal Loyalty. I hardly even knew this guy. Just another of his many lies. His “memos” are self serving and FAKE! – Trump tweeted on Sunday.
The US president had earlier questioned Comey’s intelligence twice. First, he said the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails had been handled “stupidly” and then, about 30 minutes later, Trump said Comey “is not smart!”
Hours later, Mr. Comey appeared to make an indirect response to the jabs. In a post on Twitter, he said his book, “A Higher Loyalty,” was about “ethical leadership” and drew not only from his own life but also from “lessons I learned from others.”
Of the three presidents mentioned in the book, two help illustrate “the values at the heart of ethical leadership,” Mr. Comey said, and one “serves as a counterpoint.”