John Kelly Reportedly Told Comey Trump Was 'Dishonorable' For Firing Him

Adjust Comment Print

John Kelly threatened to quit past year as Homeland Security chief over the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, according to the ousted lawman's new book.

The RNC will employ a war room to monitor Comey's TV appearances and have a rapid response team poised to rebut every assertion that's critical of the president, the Post reports.

The website prominently features quotes from Democrats highly critical of Comey before his firing by President Donald Trump almost a year ago as the president grew agitated by the Russian Federation probe.

Comey said then-DHS secretary Kelly said he was "sick" about the situation and "intended to quit" in protest, saying "he didn't want to work for dishonorable people" - meaning President Donald Trump.

"...badly overstepped his bounds", the site quotes Hillary Clinton as saying in September 2017. "I said it was up to him".

A clip released of the interview shows Stephanopoulos asking Comey, "how unusual is it for you to sit here and compare the President to a mob boss?". The dismissal led Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint Special Counsel Robert Mueller to oversee the probe.

The White House is bracing for Comey to share his story, with aides fearful of how the President will react and how it could influence the escalating Mueller investigation. Comey himself doesn't speak in the video.

In recent weeks, Trump has continued to attack Comey on Twitter, and Comey has suggested he will have his say through his book.

The political contradictions surrounding Comey are underscored by how such a central part of the Republican plan is built around reminding Americans of how Democrats had disdain for him, particularly those from the Clinton campaign.

The president replied that he "might be right" - but kept asking him to consider the idea, and said he would as well, according to Comey.

Well, Comey's book is out next week, and the little Boy Scout is going to be telling on everybody.

Mr Comey has been a vocal critic of Mr Trump since he was sacked by the USA president in May and the intelligence chief's explosive memoir has been heavily trailed by U.S. media. I never thought for a minute that Mr. Comey sought to change the outcome of the presidential election, the balance of power in the Senate and the philosophical leaning of the Supreme Court.