The White House has once again condemned James Comey after the allegations former FBI director made against President Trump in an interview on ABC News.
“Comey drafted the Crooked Hillary exoneration long before he talked to her (lied in Congress to Senator G), then based his decisions on her poll numbers. Disgruntled, he, McCabe, and the others committed many crimes!” tweeted President Donald Trump.
President Trump claimed that he prepared an exoneration for Clinton “long before he talked to her” when the investigations into her private email server were being carried out. He also said that that “disgruntled” Comey has “committed many crimes!”
President Donald Trump has accused James Comey multiple times for lying to the Congress during the testimony of the former FBI director last year regarding the meetings in which he allegedly said that President Donald Trump asked him for his loyalty and requested him to take Michael Flynn’s case lightly.
According to the White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, President Trump watched a few “bits and pieces” of the interview, which made his belief stronger that Comey has a “lack of credibility.”
Kellyanne Conway, the White House counselor, stated on Monday that President Trump believes that Comey is creating “revisionist history.”
“I saw a man last night very shaky and unsure to answer questions, not even under oath,” said Conway on CNN. “But we know that when Comey was under oath that he had a very difficult time telling the truth.”
She denounced James Comey’s tenure, claiming that the organization under his leadership was a “hot mess.” In addition to that, she labeled Andrew McCabe, the former FBI Deputy Director, and Comey as “Clinton people.”
“Jim Comey loves to be in the center of power,” stated Conway. “He loves to divert the spotlight to himself and be in the center of power. So the President is correcting the record.”
Comey tried to rebut the criticism of the way he handled the investigations into Clinton’s email servers, and the allegations made against him that he had concluded earlier on that Clinton was innocent.
“We had a very clear picture after nine or ten months of investigation of this case … It looked like on the current course and speed, this is going to end without charges. And so what will we do? Smart people, competent people plan ahead,” Comey said in response to the allegations.
The former FBI chief is boarding a media tour to sell out his memoir, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” which offers insights into the key events pertaining to the Russian investigation.
Before he got fired, James Comey was leading the Russia probe and he did not rule out that President Trump created any obstructions to the probe. “Possibly. I mean, it’s certainly some evidence of obstruction of justice,” said Comey.
These events have been consuming President Trump’s attention lately, and he has also been debating about a military response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria, whilst handling other important discussions.
The White House and its allies have sprung a PR effort to counter James Comey.
Ronna Romney McDaniel, Republican National Committee Chairwoman, claimed on Monday that their organization is working to produce a “counter-narrative” for the public, as headlines continue to air about James Comey.