Published: Fri, April 13, 2018

RNC Running Point on Campaign to Discredit Comey

RNC Running Point on Campaign to Discredit Comey

The Republican National Committee plans an aggressive response to an upcoming memoir by fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.

Kelly called Comey within minutes of the firing and made an "emotional" offer to resign as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, according to an excerpt from the upcoming book "A Higher Loyalty", reported The Daily Beast.

According to sources, Comey writes in his book that he encouraged Kelly to remain in his post, saying "this president", more than his predecessors, needed people of principle and integrity around him.

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

Stephanopoulos also brought up Comey's critics who wanted him to put Hillary Clinton before a grand jury, as well as asking him whether Trump "was obstructing justice" and if the president should be impeached.

Comey's memoir, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership", which will be officially released on April 17, is expected to share "never-before-told experience from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career".

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.

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.

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

Mr. Trump fired Mr. Comey as FBI director a year ago, and Mr. Comey then leaked accounts of his conversations with the president in hopes of spurring a special counsel investigation.

The conversation took place during the same private dinner on January 27, 2017, where Comey has claimed the president demanded "loyalty" - and just days after the publication of an intelligence dossier alleging that the Kremlin had a tape of Trump paying prostitutes to perform the dirty deed on a bed once occupied by President Obama. And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not, " Comey said in a tweet last month.

Comey's account lands at a particularly sensitive moment for Trump and the White House. He previously served as a US attorney for the Southern District of NY, and the USA deputy attorney general in the George W. Bush administration.

Other Democrats whose past quotes are included on the website include Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., ("I do not have confidence in [Comey] any longer"), Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., ("The FBI director has no credibility.") and Sen.

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