WH: One of Trump’s ‘Greatest Achievements Will Go Down as Firing’ Comey

By Melanie Arter | April 13, 2018 | 9:28 PM EDT

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Screenshot)

(CNSNews.com) - President Donald Trump is “not at all” worried about what former FBI Director James Comey has to say in his book, saying it was a desperate move to rehabilitate his reputation.

“The American people see right through the blatant lies of a self-admitted leaker. 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 on the bargain bin of the fiction section,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

As CNSNews.com reported, Comey’s book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership," paints an unflattering picture of President Trump as a lying, egotistical mob boss, to name a few of the many Comey disparagements.

“Instead of being remembered as a dedicated servant in the pursuit of justice like so many of his other colleagues at the FBI, Comey will be forever known as a disgraced partisan hack that broke his sacred trust with the President of the United States, the dedicated agents of the FBI, and the American people he vowed to faithfully serve,” Sanders said.

“One of the President's greatest achievements will go down as firing Director James Comey,” the press secretary said.

When asked what Comey said that’s false or a lie other than lying under oath to Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Sanders said, “Comey claimed reopening the Clinton investigation when he did was based on merit. Now he says it was based because of poll numbers. Comey claimed the president told him to stop investigating Flynn, after he previously testified that no one told him to stop investigations.

“He also -- even the media has reported that officials have determined that Comey leaked four memos -- at least four that we know about -- with classified information. I think it’s very clear that Comey has a credibility problem,” she said.

“The other thing is clear. This is one of the few issues in Washington that both Democrats and Republicans agree on. He’s been criticized by the legal community for leaking sensitive information and organizations promoting good government found Comey’s leaking grounds for firing,” Sanders said.

“Multiple Democrats, including some of the biggest leaders in the Democrat Party have also attacked Comey. Minority Leader Pelosi said Comey, was ‘maybe not in the right job.’ Senator Schumer said he was, ‘appalled by what Comey did’ and ‘did not have confidence in him any longer.’ Senator Bernie Sanders said Comey ‘acted in an outrageous way,’” she said.

“Clinton’s running mate, Senator Kaine, said Comey is, ‘responsible for the lowest moment in the history of the FBI.’ Even Congresswoman Maxine Waters said Comey has ‘no credibility.’ The FBI should be independent and not led by a political hack. Comey’s higher loyalty is pretty clear that it’s only to himself,” the press secretary added.

“If you can get this group of people and others like Mark Meadows and a number of others to agree on something, I think that you’d have to be right,” she said.

 


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