>> Fired FBI Director James Comey's forthcoming memoir describes what he calls quote, the Forest Fire that is the Trump presidency. In excerpts shared by the Washington Post on Thursday, Comey says his interactions with President Donald Trump gave him flashbacks to his days as a prosecutor against the mob.
Quote, the lying about all things, large and small, in service to some code of loyalty that puts the organization above morality and above the truth. Comey describes the President on four occasions, bringing up unsubstantiated intelligence reports that Trump has witnessed lewd behavior by prostitutes in a Moscow hotel.
According to Comey, Trump "strongly denied the allegations, asking rhetorically I assumed, whether he seemed like a guy who needed the services of prostitutes". Trump, on Friday, erupted in response, calling Comey, quote, a proven leaker and liar, an untruthful slime ball. And saying, quote, it was my great honor to fire James Comey.
>> Mr Comey has a revisionist view of history, and seems like a disgruntled ex-employee. After all, he was fired, it's not as if he came to the conclusions that are in his book, while he was on the job as FBI Director, in the presence and the company of the President and said, you know, I just must resign.
I can't deal with this anymore. I must resign.>> President Donald Trump's firing of Comey last year led the Justice Department to appoint special counsel Robert Mueller to probe allegations Russia tried to sway the US election, and whether Trump tried to hamper that investigation.>> Director Comey, why did you fire Director Comey?
>> Cuz he wasn't doing a good job, very simply, he was not doing a good job.>> So it confused me, when I saw on television, the President saying that he actually fired me because of the Russia investigation.>> Comey's hotly anticipated account titled, A Higher Loyalty, Truth, Lies, and Leadership, comes the same week that Trump raged on Twitter against the Russia probe.
Trump has called suggestions of collusion with Russia quote, a witchhunt. Comey's book is scheduled to be released on Tuesday.