Comey: John Kelly called Trump "dishonorable" for firing me

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The website, which links to several interviews where Democrats criticize Comey, also tries to defend Trump's decision to fire Comey. But Comey encouraged Kelly to stay on, telling him that Trump, more than other presidents, needed to be surrounded by principled people.

The Republican National Committee launched the website on Thursday, which highlights previous criticisms of Comey by Democrats and urges visitors to "check the facts" before believing any claims his "grandstanding book" will make.

His media blitz begins Sunday evening in an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, who says Comey compared Trump to a "mob boss".

"How unusual is it for you to sit here and compare the president to a mob boss?"

"The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who is 6'8", wrote in "A Higher Loyalty: "Truth, Lies and Leadership" that Trump, 6'3", appeared to be smaller in real life than he did on television, according to excerpts reported by The Washington Post. I don't know what "go there" means exactly, but it already gets three snaps in Z-formation from me. The White House reportedly signed off on the attack plan. The talking points call Comey's credibility into question by focusing on what the RNC calls his "long history of misstatements and misconduct". Republicans will argue that Comey "repeatedly usurped" the authority of then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and violated protocol by "publicly acknowledging the existence of ongoing FBI investigations".

The political contradictions surrounding Comey are underscored by how such a central part of the Republican plan is built around reminding Americans of how Democrats had disdain for him, particularly those from the Clinton campaign.

Comey says he warned Trump an investigation might "create a narrative that we were investigating him personally", the former top G-man writes.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC told Fox News that he believed Comey was acting politically when he had a friend leak memos he'd written to The New York Times "for the express objective of having a special counsel" investigate Trump.

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