Comey reportedly calls Trump a 'mob boss' in an upcoming interview
- Author: Rogelio Becker Apr 13, 2018,
Apr 13, 2018, 1:18
James Comey has a book coming out and an accompanying "media blitz" starting Sunday-and the Republican National Committee, in turn, has its own plan to discredit the fired former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, according to CNN and ABC News, which have obtained copies of talking points the RNC prepared to distribute to "surrogates and allies" of President Trump.
Trump later said the Russian Federation investigation was on his mind when he made a decision to fire Comey.
Stephanopoulos also brought up Comey's critics who wanted him to put Hillary Clinton before a grand jury, as well as asking him whether Trump "was obstructing justice" and if the president should be impeached.
The Beast writes that Kelly had meant to quit in protest over Comey's departure, but according to sources who have read the book, Comey writes that he urged Kelly to stay on, saying "this president" needs people of integrity inside the administration.
CNN reported on Thursday that the White House has approved the website, whose domain name was registered 15 days ago.
The outlet adds that an administration official disputes the content of the call between Comey and Kelly, saying the exchange was brief and Kelly wished Comey good luck.
"Are there things that you know but haven't said that could damage President Trump?"
The interview with Comey, who was sacked by Trump a year ago and is promoting a new book, will "certainly add more meat to the charges swirling around Trump", and will "shock the president and his team", according to a source that spoke with Axios. Stephanopoulos asked Comey in a promo clip of the interview.
Further, RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel showed the hand that Republicans plan to play ahead of the release of Comey's memoir "A Higher Loyalty" next week and his accompanying media tour to promote it.