Posted by: maboulette | May 12, 2017

President Threatens Comey and the Media in Latest Twitter Rant

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President Trump threatened today to retaliate against Comey, the former F.B.I. director he fired this week, if Mr. Comey leaks anything negative about the president and warned the news media that he may cancel all future White House briefings.


In a series of angry, early-morning tweets, Trump even seemed to suggest that there may be secret tapes of his conversations with Comey that could be used to counter the former F.B.I. director if necessary. It was not immediately clear if he meant that literally or simply hoped to intimidate Mr. Comey into silence.

“James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter.


Trump appeared disturbed over news reports Friday that focused on inconsistent accounts of his decision to fire Comey at the same time the F.B.I. is investigating ties between Trump’s associates and Russia.


Mr. Trump on Friday morning said that no one should expect his White House to give completely accurate information.

“As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with perfect accuracy!” he wrote on Twitter.

Maybe,” he added a few moments later, “the best thing to do would be to cancel all future ‘press briefings’ and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???”

The New York Times reported that in a dinner shortly after his inauguration, Trump asked Comey to pledge loyalty to him, which the F.B.I. director declined doing. The story cited two people who heard Mr. Comey describe the dinner but the White House rebutted the account.


The president also expressed annoyance at the attention on the shifting versions of how he came to decide to fire Comey. In his first extended comments on the firing on Thursday, Trump overturned statements made by his White House spokeswoman as well as comments made to reporters by Vice President Mike Pence and even the letter the president himself signed and sent to Mr. Comey informing him of his dismissal.


It is my opinion that President Trump is losing his mind or has already lost it.  mab


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