The Washington Post has published excerpts from “A Higher Loyalty,” former FBI Director James Comey’s memoirs that will be released next Tuesday. In the book, Comey says certain things about the Trump White House gave him flashbacks to his time prosecuting gangsters, including “the boss in complete control,” and “loyalty oaths.”
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The nation’s intelligence chiefs had just finished briefing Donald Trump on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election when FBI Director James B. Comey stayed behind to discuss some especially sensitive material: a “widely circulated” intelligence dossier containing unconfirmed allegations that Russians had filmed Trump interacting with prostitutes in Moscow in 2013.
The president-elect quickly interrupted the FBI director. According to Comey’s account in a new memoir, Trump “strongly denied the allegations, asking — rhetorically, I assumed — whether he seemed like a guy who needed the service of prostitutes. He then began discussing cases where women had accused him of sexual assault, a subject I had not raised. He mentioned a number of women, and seemed to have memorized their allegations.”
Meanwhile, Trump is fighting back on Twitter: