Trump says Comey and McCabe ‘committed many crimes’
President Trump on Monday called ousted former FBI Director James Comey and fired Deputy Director Andrew McCabe “disgruntled” and suggested they “committed many crimes! ”
“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!,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Trump continued his assault on Comey on Monday, a day after he unleashed a blistering series of tweets about the former G-man, referring to him as a “Slimeball!” and predicting he would “go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!”
Trump’s Sunday tweetstorm came before Comey appeared on ABC to tout his new book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership,” which will be published Tuesday.
The White House said Trump only “saw bits and pieces” of the show.
“We didn’t learn anything new. Pretty much the same feelings,” Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. “The president has been pretty clear what those are, as has the rest of the administration. Comey is a self-admitted leaker. Been proven to be dishonest.”
In the interview on “20/20,” Comey said Trump is “morally unfit” to serve as president.
Trump in May 2017 fired Comey, who was then leading the FBI probe into Russian meddling in the election, leading to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller a week later.
McCabe was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions last month.
The Justice Department’s inspector general released a report last Friday that concluded McCabe violated DOJ policy by authorizing a leak of information about the Clinton Foundation to the Wall Street Journal in 2016 and because he “lacked candor” when asked about the matter.