President Trump fired back at James Comey on Friday, calling him “a proven LEAKER & LIAR” and a “untruthful slime ball” as the former FBI director releases a book that likens the president to a dishonest mob boss, reports USA Today. “Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the terrible job he did-until he was, in fact, fired,” Trump tweeted of Comey. In fact, lawmakers from both parties criticized Comey’s dismissal. It is the subject of a special counsel investigation into whether he sought to obstruct justice in the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The former FBI director said Trump appeared to lean on him to go easy on former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was indicted on charges of lying to the FBI about his post-election contact with a Russian ambassador. On ABC’s “Good Morning America” Friday, Comey said Trump seemed obsessed with an unverified claim that during a trip to Moscow he watched two prostitutes engage in a sexual act. Comey said Trump asked him to “prove that it didn’t happen,” and said it would be “terrible” if his wife Melania Trump believed the claim. In his morning tweets, Trump said Comey’s “handling of the Crooked Hillary Clinton case, and the events surrounding it, will go down as one of the worst ‘botch jobs’ of history. It was my great honor to fire James Comey!”