Merrill blasted Comey for allegedly dancing around dozens of questions in Sunday's ABC interview by answering with "maybe", accusing him of "hubris" and again faulting him for the election of Trump - whom he called "the most self-involved, destructive leader the USA has ever known".
The feud between former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump reached new heights over the weekend.
"Comey drafted the Crooked Hillary exoneration long before he talked to her", Trump tweeted about the email controversy that clouded the 2016 campaign.
The book has been on the top of Amazon.com's best-sellers list for nearly a month, and Comey's exclusive interview with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos about his book averaged 9.8 million viewers this past Sunday night.
The irrelevancy of Paul Ryan
Last August he told a CNN forum that the president "messed up" his original response to the racist violence in Charlottesville. Casey notes that numerous Republicans choosing to leave Washington right now are more moderate on the political spectrum.
The White House and Republican National Committee have launched a widespread campaign to undermine Comey's credibility as he conducts a media blitz to promote his book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership", which is set to be released Tuesday.
A New York Times column published in October 2017, "Is Nothing Funny, Mr. President?" discussed this, warning: "For the first time in recent memory, we have a commander in chief without a sense of humor - and America is paying the price". Trump seized on that, saying Comey "was making decisions based on the fact that he thought she was going to win, and he wanted a job".
He also describes the president as shorter than he expected, his tie was "too long", and he had "bright white half-moons under his eyes" that Comey says he believes came from tanning goggles.
Comey largely avoids talking about the Mueller investigation in detail. "I don't know", Comey said.
United States 'locked and loaded' if Syria uses chemical weapons again: Nikki Haley
Syria condemned the attack as a "flagrant violation of the worldwide law", according to Syria's official SANA news agency. A resolution put forth by Russian Federation here at the UN Security Council condemning the missile attack was rejected.
The U.S. attorney's office for the Southern District of NY, which is not connected to the special counsel's ongoing Russian Federation probe, says that any material taken from Cohen will be inspected by a separate filter team to protect privileged information.
While Comey was warning young lawyers about a precious reservoir of trust and reputation being destroyed, Trump was divorcing wives and walking away from bankrupt casinos, leaving a trail of jobless employees, unpaid vendors and bankers begging to get pennies on the dollars they'd lent. After Clinton's loss, many Democrats blamed Comey, and Clinton herself has said it hurt her election prospects.
He likened the Trump presidency to a "forest fire". Speaking of the question posed to Comey about Trump's fitness for office, our good friend Brian Stelter made a decision to highlight that portion of the interview transcript in a tweet. It's odd that he's going on a book tour to trash the president of the US.
"I'm not trying to make fun of President Trump", he insisted. "I think it does damage to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in certain people's views".
"I never asked Comey for Personal Loyalty". In a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday, Lynch said she was simply following longstanding Justice Department protocol against confirming or denying the existence of an investigation.
After Texture Acquisition, Apple's Prepping News Subscription Service
Last month, Apple announced that it was acquiring Texture , the digital magazine subscription service by Next Issue Media LLC. The service could launch later this year, and would be an improved version of the current Apple News app, Bloomberg said.