John Kelly Reportedly Told Comey Trump Was 'Dishonorable' For Firing Him


President Donald Trump's allies are preparing an extensive campaign to fight back against James Comey's publicity tour, trying to undermine the credibility of the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director by reviving the blistering Democratic criticism of him before he was sacked almost a year ago.

ABC calls the RNC's plan "aggressive" and CNN calls it "extensive", noting that the RNC is also setting up a war room to track Comey's media appearances and respond in real time.

Andrew Harrer/Pool, Getty Images Ronna McDaniel, the RNC's chairwoman, told CNN that Comey's "misconduct" warranted condemnations from both Republicans and Democrats, and that the public should be reminded of them before his book launches.

Mr. Trump fired Mr. Comey as FBI director past year, and Mr. Comey then leaked accounts of his conversations with the president in hopes of spurring a special counsel investigation.

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Among those quoted on the RNC website is the 2016 Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, who argued her campaign was seriously undercut by the FBI's investigation, overseen by Comey, into her use of a private email server while secretary of state.

Well, Comey's book is out next week, and the little Boy Scout is going to be telling on everybody.

Republicans are attempting to portray Comey as a liar and political operative with no credibility.

The RNC effort underscores the incredibly high stakes for Trump and his party as Comey details his interactions with the president, including his claim that Trump asked for a loyalty test.

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An old quotation from Clinton is prominently displayed on the "Lyin'Comey" website, with Trump's former Democratic rival saying that Comey "badly overstepped his bounds". "His book tour kicks off this Sunday", said Hannity.

An interview with Mr Comey, in which he is thought to speak candidly about Mr Trump's behaviour and the Russian Federation investigation, will air on Sunday night in the US.

A source present at the ABC News taping told Axios that an upcoming "20/20" interview with George Stephanopoulos will "certainly add more meat to the charges swirling around Trump".

An ABC News spokesperson told Fox News in a statement that "the interview will speak for itself-we expect it [to be] revealing, tough and fair".

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