Comey: John Kelly Called Trump 'Dishonorable' for Firing Me

Saul Bowman
April 13, 2018

President Trump wanted James Comey to investigate the infamous "pee tape" allegations - to reassure Melania that he hadn't actually paid Russian hookers to urinate on a hotel bed, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief claims in his upcoming 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. But Comey encouraged Kelly to stay on, telling him that Trump, more than other presidents, needed to be surrounded by principled people.

The Republican National Committee launched the website on Thursday, which highlights previous criticisms of Comey by Democrats and urges visitors to "check the facts" before believing any claims his "grandstanding book" will make.

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.

The quotes were culled from the enormous backlash from Democrats after Mr. Comey reopened the Hillary Clinton email investigation just days before the 2016 presidential election.

"James Comey's publicity tour is a self-serving attempt to make money and rehabilitate his own image", RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said.

At the bottom of the homepage, the RNC trumpets "Obstruction?" noting that Comey "may" use his book tour to "push the phony narrative" that Trump obstructed the Russian Federation investigation.

"He wrote that Trump said: "'I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go.

The RNC effort underscores the incredibly high stakes for Trump and his party as Comey details his interactions with the president, including his claim that Trump asked for a loyalty test.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC told Fox News that he believed Comey was acting politically when he had a friend leak memos he'd written to The New York Times "for the express goal of having a special counsel" investigate Trump.

Trump has called Comey a "leaker", accused him of running "the phony and dishonest Clinton investigation" and used him as a means to challenge the FBI and the Justice Department.

In advance of the book's release next Tuesday, Comey is scheduled to appear in an interview airing Sunday night with ABC News's George Stephanopoulos.

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