James Comey Is Going on a Media Blitz. RNC Has a Plan

Comey's firing by Trump has brought a host of issues for the president since a year ago.

"How unusual is it for you to sit here and compare the president to a mob boss?".

A source present at the ABC News taping told Axios on Wednesday that the interview slated to air on Sunday night will "certainly add more meat to the charges swirling around Trump".

Although the preview only features Stephanopoulos' line of questioning, of which Comey apparently answered each and every one, the implications alone are damning. Stephanopoulos asks at the start of the promo video.


A senior White House official disputed Comey's characterization of the phone call with Kelly, saying that Kelly has maintained that the call was brief-roughly a minute long-and that the gist was, "I don't know why you got fired, [and] best of luck to you", according to the official.

Trump has defended himself, saying he simply fired Comey "very simply" because "he wasn't doing a good job". Comey also says he encouraged Kelly not to quit because the president needed people like him around to help.

After Comey's firing in May, the White House initially said it was because of the way he handled the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server to conduct government business while she was secretary of state.

In the wake of Comey's firing, special counsel Robert Mueller's team told the Justice Department to turn over any email and other documents related to, among other things, the May 9, 2017 firing of James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. The site features various rebuttals of anticipated Comey attacks - including the RNC's apparent belief that Comey will assert Trump obstructed the Russian Federation probe.


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