U.S President Donald Trump attacked James Comey in a landslide of tweets early this morning calling for the former FBI director to be imprisoned as Trump served up a number of his favourite theories and alleged misdeeds without evidence.
Trump's tweets are part of a broader effort by the White House and the Republican National Committee to discredit Comey, who has written a damaging tell‑all book called "A Higher Loyalty," to be released tomorrow.
Comey's book is a scathing depiction of his interactions with Trump, in which he likens the president to an "unethical" mob boss and casts his inner circle in largely unflattering terms.
Trump fired Comey in May amid a sprawling investigation into his 2016 campaign and Russian meddling in the election.
Comey's firing then spurred a special counsel and a broader investigation into his campaign and administration ‑ an investigation that now includes potential obstruction of justice and Trump's business dealings.
Comey has not been formally accused of disclosing classified information or lying to Congress.
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