In new book, Comey says Trump is 'untethered to truth'

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ABC calls the RNC's plan "aggressive" and CNN calls it "extensive", noting that the RNC is also setting up a war room to track Comey's media appearances and respond in real time.

The Republican National Committee launched a website called, outlining Democrats' previous criticisms of Comey. The digital ads will show several Democrats calling for Comey's resignation after he injected himself into the 2016 presidential race, including House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who is shown saying: "All I can tell you is the FBI Director has no credibility". The network has already released a teaser of one exchange, in which Stephanopoulos suggests that Comey likened Trump to a "mob boss". The former FBI director's book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, will share his side of the story about his firing, and will likely provide fuel for claims that Trump obstructed justice when he reportedly asked Comey to drop an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, asking for the director's "loyalty" instead.

Kelly added that he "intended to quit", Comey writes, and "said he didn't want to work for dishonorable people".

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Donald Trump and Miss Connecticut USA Erin Brady pose onstage after Brady won the 2013 Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas
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"I don't know James Comey, but I'm certainly not someone who would have any desire to criticize or bring him down", he said.

Many Democrats had reacted with outrage after Comey informed lawmakers of new information related to the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

Comey testified on June 7, 2017, he told Trump on at least two occasions he was not under investigation in the Russian Federation probe. A former deputy attorney general in the George W. Bush administration, he was appointed by President Barack Obama to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2013.

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