Merriam-Webster saw huge increase in 'slimeball' searches after Trump tweet
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 16, 2018,
Apr 16, 2018, 0:19
It's lead headline is "PEE BRAIN!" - a reference to unconfirmed allegations in the dossier that Trump had watched prostitutes urinate on themselves in a Moscow hotel suite.
His multi-tweet tirade suggested the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, whom Trump fired last May, should be in jail for supposedly lying to Congress and leaking classified information.
"Why did he lie to Congress (jail)", Mr Trump said, adding: "How come he gave up classified information (jail)". I jumped on it and did something I might never have done as a younger person - especially to a president of the United States.
CNN obtained a copy of the book and Comey explains that Trump wanted him to investigate one of the allegations included in a dossier about Trump's connections to Russian Federation.
In her book What Happened, Hillary Clinton blamed former FBI Director James Comey for having an impact on her loss in the presidential race by announcing his intent to reopen a previously closed investigation related to her activities as government official.
In Sunday's tweets, Trump cited Comey's admission about his decision-making and asserted, confusingly, that he handled the investigation how he did because he wanted a job, presumably in the Clinton administration.
With Comey's book to be published Tuesday, the Republican National Committee and Trump allies are lining up media appearances of their own in an attempt to discredit both the book and its author.
Democrats have said the firing amounted to an attempt to impede investigations into Mr. Trump's campaign and business associates, and Russian interference in the 2016 election.
"As far as I know, " Ryan replied.
- Here's how Obama reacted, during a conversation about that notorious Moscow bed.
"After the Comey letter, my momentum was stopped", she told NPR in late 2017. "Really weird. It was nearly an out of body experience for me". To which, Comey-who described himself as near to tears-replied, "Boy, were those words I needed to hear". I'm not trying to be evasive.
Trump also accused Comey of throwing former Attorney General Loretta Lynch "under the bus", drawing his phrasing from a New York Post headline from Friday.
Trump also denied asking Comey to profess his "personal loyalty" during a meeting at the White House shortly after the inauguration.
Mr Trump disputed the claim on Twitter.
Speaking with reporters at the White House, presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway said Comey "seems like a disgruntled ex-employee; after all, he was sacked". The loyalty oaths. The us-versus-them worldview.
"Lying about things, large and small, in service to some warped code of loyalty".
Like bullying. This is a media-about-media-about-media moment, so part of today's entertainment is watching how various news organizations are serving up reports of the Comey memoir in ways they think will resonate with their readers. According to Comey, after he was ousted as chief of the F.B.I., he received an "emotional call" from Kelly, who was then the secretary of Homeland Security.