Politics White House dismisses Comey as 'disgraced partisan hack'

23:10  13 april  2018
23:10  13 april  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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Although Comey has been a lifelong Republican until turning independent in 2016, the Clown's administration is already attempting to cast him as a partisan hack hell-bent on destroying the GOP It remains to be seen whether the White House will play that card, as it would look politically terrible.

The reporters conclude pretty strongly that Comey wasn’t driven by any conscious partisan motives. Mr. Comey and other senior administration officials met twice in the White House Situation Room in early October to again discuss a public statement about Russian meddling….At their second meeting

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The White House's top spokeswoman blasted former FBI Director James Comey as a "disgraced partisan hack" on Friday as the administration seeks to discredit allegations he's made in a new book.

"This is nothing more than a poorly executed PR stunt by Comey to desperately rehabilitate his tattered reputation and enrich his own bank account by peddling a book that belongs in the bargain bin of the fiction section," press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters of Comey's upcoming book "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership" at the White House press briefing.

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Shortly thereafter, a letter from Mr. Trump was delivered to the F.B.I.’s headquarters, just seven blocks from the White House . Glorious. As a partisan , there were things Comey did that infuriated me and things he did I adored.

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"One of the president's greatest achievements will go down as firing Director James Comey," she added.

Comey's new book, which focuses on the former FBI director's time under Trump before he was fired, is filled with significant accusations and criticisms aimed at Trump.

He compares Trump's need for loyalty to that of a mob boss, claims that Trump repeatedly asked him to disprove lewd claims about him that surfaced in the so-called Steele dossier, and repeated the accusation that Trump told him to back off an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

The book also includes some personal jabs at Trump, including references to the size of his hands and calling his face "slightly orange."

When pressed about those personal comments, Sanders took another shot at Comey.

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At worst, he is a partisan hack , feeding information to congressional Republicans that he thinks they want to hear. And this person of questionable ability and motives is overseeing an investigation into the current occupant of the White House .

The meeting — which Comey never previously disclosed to Congress — occurred in the White House on Jan. 5, 2017. 5 Oval Office meeting w Obama about Russian hacking : pic.twitter.com/QRnYTmOfXF.

"I don't think we are surprised by the fact that James Comey continues to spread false information. The guy is known to be a liar and a leaker so there is not a lot about James Comey that we would find to be very surprising," she said.

She also accused reporters of giving Comey too much air time.

"You guys spend hours upon hours every single day praising Jim Comey, propping him up, giving him the biggest platform. We shouldn't be praising him, we should be putting him down, we should be taking him off of air instead of giving him minute after minute," she said.

"This country has a lot of real problems. We should be talking about the economy, we should be talking about Syria, we should talk about the drug crisis. Instead, we are going to talk about Jim Comey," she said.

Comey is scheduled to make numerous media appearances for his book starting Sunday. The book will be released Tuesday.

Sanders's comments are part of a concerted push by the White House and the Republican National Committee to discredit Comey ahead of his book's release.

Trump, on Friday morning, called Comey an "untruthful slime ball" in a tweet.

Trump claims vindication after release of Comey memos .
President Trump late Thursday night trumpeted the release of a series of memos written by former FBI Director James Comey, claiming they exonerated him of allegations that he obstructed justice and colluded with Russia. "James Comey Memos just out and show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION," Trump tweeted. "Also, he leaked classified information. WOW! Will the Witch Hunt continue?"James Comey Memos just out and show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION. Also, he leaked classified information. WOW! Will the Witch Hunt continue?- Donald J.

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