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Calling ex-FBI-chief Comey 'slime-ball' on Twitter, Trump loses cool, again

16 Apr 2018 | By Shalini Ojha
Trump rants against ousted-FBI chief Comey on Twitter

US President Donald Trump lost his cool on Twitter on Sunday morning, attacking the now ousted FBI director James Comey, calling him 'slippery' and the 'worst FBI director in history'.

Trump's series of over-the-top angry tweets come ahead of Comey's media-tour for his book, 'A Higher Loyalty.'

Scheduled for release on April 17, the memoir includes explosive details of what led to his sacking.

In context: Trump rants against ousted-FBI chief Comey on Twitter

16 Apr 2018Calling ex-FBI-chief Comey 'slime-ball' on Twitter, Trump loses cool, again

DetailsApparently, Trump has a lot to resolve with Comey

In an interview to ABC, Comey said the decision to announce that FBI re-opened investigation on Hillary Clinton's emails, ahead of the Presidential elections was taken because he thought she'd win.

Taking a jibe on this, Trump tweeted he took decisions thinking Hillary's win would get Comey a job.

Questioning Comey's integrity, Trump said the memos on which he relies are self-serving and fake.

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What Trump tweeted on Sunday morning

DetailsTrump fired Comey in 2017, setting ball-rolling for further investigation

In 2017, Trump fired Comey leading to the appointment of Robert Mueller to oversee the Russia investigation.

Mueller was brought on-board to investigate if Trump obstructed justice by firing Comey.

The President sacked Comey over FBI's investigation on Clinton's e-mails. During his campaign, Trump quoted the investigation repeatedly and even said Clinton should be jailed for using personal email serving as Secretary of State.

After Trump's rant, Comey replies in a subtle way

DetailsComey says Trump 'morally unfit' to be President

In his first big interview about the book, Comey said the President must embody and adhere to values at the heart of the country.

"I don't think he's medically unfit to be President. I think he's morally unfit to be President," Comey told ABC.

In his book, Comey compares Trump to mafia don and says his 'ego-driven' leadership is about 'personal loyalty'.