Comey reportedly calls Trump a 'mob boss' in an upcoming interview

Marsha Scott
April 13, 2018

The current White House chief of staff, John Kelly, called President Donald Trump "dishonorable" after he fired James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director past year, according to a report by The Daily Beast citing two sources who have read Comey's memoir, set to be released Tuesday.

The White House also said Trump's decision was based on the recommendations of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who at Trump's request had written a memo about Comey that was critical of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

CNN reported on Thursday that the White House has approved the website, whose domain name was registered 15 days ago.

"How odd is it for you to sit here and compare the president to a mob boss?". Stephanopoulos asked Comey in a promo clip of the interview.

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Mr. Trump fired Comey previous year while he was leading the investigation into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian officials during the 2016 election.

The outlet adds that an administration official disputes the content of the call between Comey and Kelly, saying the exchange was brief and Kelly wished Comey good luck. There's even an accompanying website, lyincomey.com, which will be updated as Comey's media tour continues and his book is released.

Comey sat down with ABC's George Stephanopoulos for a 20/20 special report and made statements he has not previously said publicly that would "certainly add more meat to the charges swirling around Trump", an unnamed source who was present at the taping told Axios for a report Wednesday morning.

According to Flatiron Books, Comey's book will "explore what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions".

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