Comey: John Kelly called Trump "dishonorable" for firing me

Comey: John Kelly called Trump

Comey: John Kelly called Trump "dishonorable" for firing me

The website prominently features quotes from Democrats highly critical of Comey before his firing by President Donald Trump almost a year ago as the president grew agitated by the Russian Federation probe.

The battle plan against Comey, obtained by CNN, calls for branding the nation's former top law enforcement official as "Lyin' Comey" through a website, digital advertising and talking points to be sent to Republicans across the country before his memoir is released next week.

In a statement, RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said, "James Comey's publicity tour is a self-serving attempt to make money and rehabilitate his own image".

Lyincomey.com focuses on the last point, in particular, featuring quotes from prominent Democrats in 2016 - including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi - that explicitly questioned Comey's credibility and suggested he step down as Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

The quotes were culled from the enormous backlash from Democrats after Mr. Comey reopened the Hillary Clinton email investigation just days before the 2016 presidential election.

Kelly, in charge of the Department of Homeland Security at the time, called Comey to commiserate and "said he didn't want to work for dishonorable people", according to Comey.

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"Are there things that you know but haven't said that could damage President Trump?".

An old quotation from Clinton is prominently displayed on the "Lyin'Comey" website, with Trump's former Democratic rival saying that Comey "badly overstepped his bounds".

The RNC effort underscores the incredibly high stakes for Trump and his party as Comey details his interactions with the president, including his claim that Trump asked for a loyalty test.

But some Republicans have abstained from publicly criticizing Comey before his book tour. Sen.

Republicans are attempting to portray Comey as a liar and political operative with no credibility.

He also asks whether Comey believes the President obstructed justice.

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