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

15:49  17 april  2018
15:49  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.

James Comey on why 'it's possible' Trump was compromised by Russians: He's 'constantly bringing it up'

  James Comey on why 'it's possible' Trump was compromised by Russians: He's 'constantly bringing it up' Former FBI Director James Comey explained Thursday why he thinks "it's possible" that the Russians could have compromising information about President Donald Trump. Comey said that there are two data points about his interactions with the President that have prompted him to make the assertion -- and the first is that "the President is constantly bringing it up with me to deny it.

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.”

Trump again calls Comey a 'slimeball' .
President Donald Trump is again calling former FBI Director James Comey a "slimeball" ahead of the publication of his new book. Trump's morning tweet comes ahead of Comey's interview with ABC to be broadcast in full on Sunday evening.In an excerpt shown Saturday, Comey says his belief that Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 presidential election was a factor in his decision to disclose the investigation into her emails.In his tweet, Trump says: "Unbelievably, James Comey states that Polls, where Crooked Hillary was leading, were a factor in the handling (stupidly) of the Clinton Email probe.

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