Politics 'This is not some tin-pot dictatorship': Comey pushes back against Trump's suggestion he be jailed

15:48  17 april  2018
15:48  17 april  2018 Source:   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘This is not some tin-pot dictatorship’: Comey pushes back against Trump’s suggestion he be jailed

  ‘This is not some tin-pot dictatorship’: Comey pushes back against Trump’s suggestion he be jailed The former FBI director told NPR that the president's tweets should not be considered normal.Former FBI director James B. Comey is pushing back against President Trump’s suggestion that he should be jailed, saying in a new interview that Trump’s pronouncements on Twitter pose a “great danger.

The White House Just Said Something About Trump And James Comey That Will Shock America (VIDEO). — Not My President ❄ (@Not_My_Dotard) November 7, 2017. All joking aside, Trump ’ s history of flirting with dictators and And he was simply pushing back and defending himself.”

Before Trump fired FBI Director James Comey , Comey had a memo stating that Trump begged him to consider the prospect of jailing reporters who published classified information. With this combined with his request to Comey , it’ s never been more clear that Trump is a dictator , not a president.

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WASHINGTON - Former FBI director James Comey is pushing back against President Donald Trump’s suggestion that he should be jailed, saying in a new interview that Mr. Trump’s pronouncements on Twitter pose a “great danger.”

“This is not some tin-pot dictatorship where the leader of the country gets to say, ‘The people I don’t like go to jail,’” Mr. Comey told NPR in the latest in a series of interviews to promote his new book.

'This is not some tin-pot dictatorship': Comey pushes back against Trump's suggestion he be jailed

  'This is not some tin-pot dictatorship': Comey pushes back against Trump's suggestion he be jailed Former FBI director James Comey is pushing back against President Donald Trump’s suggestion that he should be jailed, saying in a new interview that Mr. Trump’s pronouncements on Twitter pose a “great danger."WASHINGTON - Former FBI director James Comey is pushing back against President Donald Trump’s suggestion that he should be jailed, saying in a new interview that Mr. Trump’s pronouncements on Twitter pose a “great danger.

The White House Just Said Something About Trump And James Comey That Will Shock America (VIDEO). I pardon them if anyone finds them to have behaved against the rules. Period.’ Technically, under the Constitution, he has that level of authority.”

Not a healthy sign in a democracy when the case against your opponent is that she should be imprisoned. NY Times’ Nicholas Kristof: Only “Tin- Pot Dictatorships ” Call To Lock Up Political Opponents. Why Trump ' s legal advisers think he can get away with firing Rosenstein.

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In tweets Sunday and Monday, Mr. Trump alleged, without citing evidence, that Mr. Comey had committed “many crimes” and deserves to be jailed for leaking classified information and lying to Congress - allegations Mr. Comey denies.

“The big questions in Comey’s badly reviewed book aren’t answered like, how come he gave up Classified Information (jail), why did he lie to Congress (jail), why did the DNC refuse to give Server to the FBI (why didn’t they TAKE it), why the phony memos, McCabe’s $700,000 & more?” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter.

Mr. Comey, who was fired by Mr. Trump last year, told NPR that he doesn’t follow Mr. Trump on Twitter but sees some of his tweets.

Comey: Trump 'treats women like they're pieces of meat'

  Comey: Trump 'treats women like they're pieces of meat' Former FBI Director James Comey said in an interview with ABC Sunday night that President Trump treated women like "meat" and is morally unfit to be president. Comey blasted the president during his first television interview since he was fired last May, describing him as a serial liar and a "stain" on everyone who worked for him. "I think he's morally unfit to be president," Comey told ABC's George Stephanopoulous."A personComey blasted the president during his first television interview since he was fired last May, describing him as a serial liar and a "stain" on everyone who worked for him.

The White House Just Said Something About Trump And James Comey That Will Shock America (VIDEO). Trump tweeted: “Rand Paul is a friend of mine but he is such a negative force when it comes to fixing healthcare. Not to mention, this latest push is far from “great.”

The school community also pushed back against the president' s Wednesday evening comments tying the As Ex-FBI Director Speaks Out, Trump Erupts: 'My Great Honor to Fire James Comey !' Who Cares About the Rule Of Law When We Need To Save Our Fragile Tin- Pot Dictator From People

“The president of the United States just said that a private citizen should be jailed,” Mr. Comey said. “And I think the reaction of most of us was, ‘Meh, that’s another one of those things.‘ This is not normal. This is not OK. There’s a danger that we will become numb to it, and we will stop noticing the threats to our norms.”

James Comey, former director of the FBI, swears in to a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington on June 8, 2017. © Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg James Comey, former director of the FBI, swears in to a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington on June 8, 2017.

The White House and Republican National Committee have launched a widespread campaign to undermine Mr. Comey’s credibility as he conducts a media blitz to promote his book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” which is set to be released Tuesday.

Mr. Trump has tweeted more a half-dozen times about Mr. Comey in recent days, including a retweet Monday night of a post promoting a new RNC website that refers to “Lyin’ Comey.”

White House dismisses Comey as 'disgraced partisan hack' .
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 Huc"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 repo

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