Trump slams Comey over new book

ANI | Updated: Apr 13, 2018 20:36 IST

Washington [United States], April 13 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Friday slammed former FBI director James Comey after the first reports of latter's book were released, wherein the US President has been branded as "unethical, and untethered to truth."

"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," Trump, wrote, in a Twitter post.

"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!," the US President added.

Excerpts from Comey's book, "A Higher Loyalty," was released earlier.

According to the New York Times, in his new book, "A Higher Loyalty," Comey branded the Trump presidency a "forest fire" that is doing serious damage to the country's norms and traditions.

"His leadership is transactional, ego driven and about personal loyalty," Comey said in his book.

Comey's book which is scheduled to be released on next Tuesday, has been published 11 months post he was fired by Trump in May.(ANI)